Mon 10 Jun 2024, 19:30 · Ash Harrison

Newcastle still keen on 20-year-old former Chelsea man who now plays for Juventus

Newcastle still keen on 20-year-old former Chelsea man who now plays for Juventus
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When it comes to Newcastle United transfer rumours, the fact that we are backed by the richest owners in the world has seen us linked with any player deemed Premier League quality.

Most of those rumours come to nothing but sometimes names remain in the frame for a while lending credence to the stories.

One name that is still doing the rounds next to that of the Magpies is Samuel Iling-Junior, the former Chelsea academy player who now plies his trade at Juventus.

The England Under 21 winger is once again being linked with a move to Tyneside after his name has popped up several times over the last six months.

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Samuel Iling-Junior has been on the Magpies' radar for a while

Newcastle and Spurs are looking at Samuel Iling-Junior

The latest links come from TuttoJuve who are claiming that Tottenham Hotspur along with Newcastle are keeping an eye on Iling-Junior after Juventus have slapped a £13million price tag on him.

Iling-Junior made 27 appearances for Juventus last season scoring once and providing two assists from the left wing.

Newcastle don't really need another left winger as a matter of priority with Anthony Gordon and Harvey Barnes fighting over that position, and with Alexander Isak comfortable there too, but at £13million for a 20-year-old with Iling-Junior's potential, there could be a temptation there for Eddie Howe.


£13million is a great deal but we can't see where he fits

Anthony Gordon proved on a few occasions last season that he is just as good down the right-hand side, even if he does favour playing on the left, so that does leave the door open for Iling-Junior slightly.

Newcastle were linked with Iling-Junior before the January transfer window and have kept tabs on him ever since, but we feel that there are plenty of other positions that need attention before we look at another left-winger.

The deal represents great value for money, sure, but we can't see Howe moving Anthony Gordon to the right to accommodate Iling-Junior, unless he can convince him to play as an inverted winger, which we do know Eddie Howe is a big fan of.