Newcastle would be better off signing Kenedy than unproven Anthony Limbombe

According to Belgian news site HLN, Newcastle United are preparing to make a bid for Club Brugge winger Anthony Limbombe.

What’s the story?

The 23-year-old Belgian joined Club Brugge in 2016 and enjoyed a successful spell last season, scoring six goals and making six assists in 29 starts.

The left-winger who can also play as a striker has been capped by Belgium but has not been taken to the World Cup.

According to HLN, a number of teams are interested in the player including Huddersfield and Southampton, and Club Brugge want £13million for their player who is valued at £7.2million on Transfermarkt.

Is he worth it?

There is no doubt that Limbombe is a decent player, as shown by his statistics from last season.

At 23, he still has plenty of room for improvement too, and is clearly a promising talent as shown by the clubs interested in him.

However, it is quite telling that Club Brugge are happy to sell the player and are open to offers, according to the report.

£13million for a player who has had one decent season for a club which won the Belgian league with ease does not necessarily make him Premier League-material, and Newcastle might be better off looking at proven talent in England.

A permanent move for previous loanee Kenedy would be a better option for the Magpies after the Brazilian impressed there last season.