Revealed: 65% of Newcastle fans want to sign Fernandes

Newcastle fans have been debating a summer swoop for World Cup star Mario Fernandes, and nearly two thirds of fans think he would be an upgrade on DeAndre Yedlin.

Newcastle have a lot of work to do to match Rafael Benitez’s ambitions this summer, but nearly all the talk seems to be about improving the attack.

The Magpies look to have locked up a deal for Kenedy, Andros Townsend could yet replace Matt Ritchie on the other wing, and most of all Rafa is absolutely desperate for a marquee striker signing.

The Spaniard should also consider buffing up his defence though, as even with the improvement from Yedlin and Paul Dummett, neither of them are top quality full backs.

One player that has caught the eye in Russia is the Brazilian-born Fernandes, who obtained Russian citizenship in something of a controversial way thanks to a presidential decree from Vladimir Putin himself.

The 27 year-old right back, who plays his club football for CSKA Moscow, has done enough to earn himself a Premier League move this summer, dominating the right flank for the host nation.

Although he missed a shocking penalty in the quarter-final, the £14.4m-rated defender is more solid than Yedlin defensively and picks better passes when he gets forward, and 65 per cent of fans want a summer swoop.

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You can find the full poll results down below…