Newcastle United want 'highly-rated' utility player as Man Utd mull over big price tag

Newcastle United head coach Eddie Howe.Newcastle United head coach Eddie Howe.
Newcastle United head coach Eddie Howe. | Getty Images
Latest Newcastle United transfer news and rumours as they prepare for their next Premier League clash

Newcastle United are currently sat in 6th place in the Premier League table. They won 4-0 at home to Tottenham Hotspur in their latest league outing. 

Eddie Howe’s side are back in action next Wednesday with an away trip to Selhurst Park to face Crystal Palace as they look to keep their momentum going. In the meantime, here is a look at some of the latest transfer news and rumours regarding the club…

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Utility man targeted

Newcastle are reportedly interested in a swoop for versatile Boca Juniors man Kevin Zenon ahead of the summer. According to a report by HITC Sport, the North East outfit are keeping tabs on the ‘highly-rated’ 22-year-old ahead of a potential future transfer. . 

He could be seen as someone to add more competition and depth to their squad ahead of the next campaign. The Argentinian would be a useful player to have as he can play in central midfield, on the wing or at full-back meaning he could add cover to a variety of positions. 

Defender latest

Newcastle have been linked with a ambitious move for promising Everton centre-back Jarrad Branthwaite down the line. Manchester United are also said be monitoring the progress of the ex-Carlisle United defender. 

However, in this latest update regarding his future at Goodison Park by TEAMtalk, the Red Devils may be put off by the Toffees’ ‘huge’ price tag. They are eyeing OGC Nice’s Jean-Clair Todibo as a potential alternative which could pave the way for the Toon Army to pounce for Branthwaite.

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Speaking about the future of the Cumbria-born man late last year, Everton boss Sean Dyche said: “Look, we’ve all seen this before. A young player comes into the Premier League, does great and then all these stories start. It is a standard process so I am not worried about that.

"He does continue to improve but I will remind you there is no gold dust from me or my staff. We do not want to get in the way of the improvement.

"He is coming along at a really nice rate. You can coach things into players they do not need. For me, it is just to keep on enjoying it."

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