Journalist Jacque Talbot has revealed that the Magpies are in the market to strengthen their options in the middle of the park.
The reporter has stated that they want to bring in a player with potential and may wait until the latter end of August to do business.
He told GIVEMESPORT: “There’s been some murmurs about a central midfielder [at Newcastle].
“They’re looking for a very young talent and if there’s one available, who can come in for a little bit of money, they’d do that towards the end of the window.”
This claim will leave Eddie Howe and the Toon Army delighted as they will surely be keen to see a talented young central midfielder arrive ahead of next season.
He already has Joelinton, Joe Willock, Jonjoe Shelvey, Bruno Guimaraes, and Sean Longstaff at his disposal and adding a young prospect to the mix is an exciting thought.
One player who has been linked with a move to St. James’ Park recently is Aston Villa and England U19 gem Carney Chukwuemeka. The Magpies are reportedly eyeing a deal to sign the teenager, who is in the last year of his deal, and he fits the profile of player Talbot believes they want.
At the age of 18, he is a ‘very young talent’ and he is seemingly available as Villa do not want to risk losing him on a free transfer next summer. This means that he could be the player Newcastle are crying out for if they are able to beat other teams to his services ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.
Chukwuemeka would be an exciting addition to the squad and bringing in a prospect with his potential, whether it ends up being him or another target, would leave the supporters and Howe buzzing.
Despite his young age, the Englishman has already racked up 12 outings in the Premier League for Villa and registered one assist. Talent scout Jacek Kulig called him a “superstar in the making” recently and this, along with his involvement in Steven Gerrard’s team, highlights his scope for development.
Howe would surely be keen to work with such a promising young player to help them fulfil their potential whilst making an impact on the pitch for Newcastle, which is why he will be delighted by Talbot’s claim.