Newcastle must sign one of these three left-backs as a Paul Dummett upgrade

Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez will already be identifying summer transfer targets to strengthen his squad after they preserved their Premier League status for at least another 12 months by beating Arsenal last month.

One area he may be prioritising is at left-back, where Paul Dummett has been a regular in the starting XI with Massadio Haidara, Chancel Mbemba and Javier Manquillo all able to fill in there when required.

The Spanish manager will want more quality and strength in depth going forward next season however if the Tyneside outfit are to progress and push up the table, and a more attacking left-back could be on his list.

While Dummett has generally impressed from a defensive point of view, he isn’t the modern-day style of full-back in many ways as he doesn’t often get forward as much as he should, and he was fiercely criticised by Toon fans on Twitter following the 2-1 defeat against Watford at Vicarage Road on Saturday.

Benitez may want to change that during the close season, and there are a number of British-based left-backs that make a real impact at St James’ Park next term and beyond.

Here are three Dummett upgrades Newcastle should be targeting this summer, and they must sign one of them…