Newcastle have been offered Akhmat Gronzy left-back Milad Mohammadi, who rose to fame with his efforts for Iran at the World Cup last summer, according to The Daily Mail.
The Magpies are extremely light in that specific area of the field, with Paul Dummett the only specialist left-back in Rafael Benitez’s plans. Annoyingly for the Newcastle boss, Dummett hasn’t even been available recently as he battles to recover from a hamstring injury, missing the last four games.
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To cover for the Welshman, Benitez has switched his system to a three-man defence, with Matt Ritchie dropping deeper to play as a left wing-back. Whilst this system hasn’t been a complete disaster, the Spanish boss would rather have some depth in that area and has wanted a new left-back for a number of transfer windows now, according to The Daily Mail.
If the St. James’ Park faithful want to see some entertainment when their side are awarded a throw-in, then yes, Mohammadi would be a great signing. The 25-year-old became an internet sensation for his roly-poly throw-in attempt against Spain in a crucial World Cup group match, and would be worth signing for that feat alone.
On a more serious note, it’s no secret that Benitez has little funds to work with and is said to be close to breaking point on Tyneside, as reported by The Telegraph. In that respect, if he wants depth at left-back, a cheap move for the Iran international should be acted on.
The Akhmat defender has enjoyed a decent season with the Russian Premier League club so far, scoring one goal in 16 league starts and proving to be a threat going forward with his impressive dribbling skills.