Sun 26 May 2024, 19:44 · Ash Harrison

Newcastle United could benefit in a few ways from today's play-off result as Southampton return to PL - opinion

Newcastle United could benefit in a few ways from today's play-off result as Southampton return to PL - opinion
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Southampton will once again play in the Premier League next season after beating Leeds United 1-0 at Wembley thanks to Newcastle United academy graduate Adam Armstrong.

The play-off final at Wembley took place on Sunday and Southampton took the lead in the first half thanks to an Adam Armstrong goal and the Saints never let go despite the constant onslaught from Leeds United.

Whatever your personal preference may have been for the outcome of the game, the Southampton victory was probably the best result for Newcastle United.

Leeds have a couple of young players that could be of interest to Newcastle United and Southampton's promotion could see one player removed from the Magpies' books.

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Ryan Fraser could make a permanent switch to Southampton now they're back in the Premier League

Fraser has no future at Newcastle and may have a way out now

Ryan Fraser, whose time at Newcastle is over one way or another thanks to a falling out with gaffer Eddie Howe, has spent this season on loan at Southampton and was involved at Wembley.

Now that the Saints have gained promotion, that should make it easier for the two sides to work out a deal for a permanent switch.

Meanwhile, Eddie Howe could look to alleviate Leeds' wage bill by taking one or two of they young stars off their hands.


Leeds have a couple of players Newcastle should look at

Wilfried Gnonto and Crycensio Summerville have both been linked to Newcastle in the past and both seem way too good for the Championship.

Summerville has 28 goal involvements in the Championship this season alongside Gnonto's 10.

Summerville is being tracked by some top Premier League clubs and may be difficult to acquire, but 20-year-old Gnonto, might be easier to pick up.

Gnonto hasn't had the type of season you'd expect for someone of his potential, but he's young enough that he can put it behind him and move on, and under Eddie Howe, the Italy international could thrive down Newcastle's right wing.