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It has been reported throughout the January switch window that the Magpies had made a brand new right-back one in every of their priorities this month.
There have additionally been links to the likes of West Ham United’s Harrison Ashby rising as a possible backup plan to the Spanish teen.
Nevertheless, talking on BBC’s Transfer Gossip Daily podcast, journalist Luke Edwards has claimed a transfer for Dumfries would make plenty of sense:
(3:40) “I do know Newcastle are in search of a proper wing-back however they primarily wished one as a backup to Kieran Trippier. So I’m slightly bit suspicious about it simply because these three names of golf equipment [Manchester United, Chelsea & Newcastle] could be the best state of affairs to create a market to your participant.
“Nevertheless, I can see – and that is unusual – I can see the sense in all of these, if I’m trustworthy.”
Competitors at right-back
The arrival of Kieran Trippier at right-back final January has been a revelation on Tyneside with the 32-year-old shortly establishing himself as one of many first names on the group sheet.
Nevertheless, there does appear to be a difficulty of their squad depth behind Trippier with the likes of Emil Krafth and Javier Manquillo the choices Eddie Howe has to rely on.
And with this in thoughts, it’s completely comprehensible why Newcastle could look to herald one other participant in that place this month.
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The addition of a younger prospect like Fresneda or Ashby would make plenty of sense as it might enable Trippier to proceed because the beginning right-back however probably see him take the younger signing below his wing.
For now, Trippier is exhibiting little indicators of slowing down in a Newcastle shirt that means there could be time for the younger participant to develop for when the time comes.
That point will seemingly come within the subsequent few years however we do ponder whether this implies a deal for Dumfries wouldn’t really make a lot sense.
The Dutchman remains to be solely 26-years-old and having made 13 starts for Inter in Serie A this season, we might battle to think about him being keen to take a seat in watch for the day Trippier must be changed.
With Howe having constructed a squad round ‘humble lads’ the notion of getting a present Champions League calibre wing-back sitting in wait on the bench would really feel like a recipe for catastrophe.
And given the success Trippier is presently having on Tyneside, it’s exhausting to think about Howe being keen to set him again within the pecking order for a participant with no Premier League expertise.