Newcastle United could be completing a couple of signings before the start of the 2020/21 Premier League season. And interestingly enough, one of those players tipped to join Steve Bruce and co. is Rob Holding.
Arsenal’s defender has had a shaky last campaign and even though he did play the full 90 in the Gunners’ Community Shield victory over Liverpool, they have since added former Lille star Gabriel to the squad.
Of course, this will make his path towards the starting lineup or any significant game time that much more difficult so separation could indeed be on the cards.
Darren Bet spoke to Football Insider about this potential deal and he seems to believe Newcastle would be getting a superb signing with Holding. Here’s what he said in that interview:
“I would be disappointed to see him leave Arsenal because he offers a lot. I think he’s a good defender, he puts his head in where it hurts, it would be sad to see him go.
“For Newcastle, it would be a superb signing. He’s somebody that would go up there and defend and I think he’d enjoy himself. Listen, it would be a very, very good signing for Newcastle.”
Of course, nothing is set in stone just yet and we are still waiting for any sort of official confirmation but Bent is sure Bruce would absolutely love Holding.
But it will be up to the Magpies to actually go out there and secure the signing from Arsenal.
At the moment, this does seem like a win-win scenario for all parties included in the potential deal. Newcastle would be getting a quality defender for their backline while Arsenal would move on a player that’s bound to warm the bench more often than not.
Not to mention that Holding himself would probably rather spend more time on the pitch as well.