Fri 5 Apr 2024, 07:59 · Ash Harrison

Report: 23-year-old England defender back on Newcastle's wish list after double injury blow

Report: 23-year-old England defender back on Newcastle's wish list after double injury blow
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Newcastle United already have an injury crisis for next season to deal with as two first-team centre-backs will be out until around the New Year.

Sven Botman and Jamaal Lascelles have both recently undergone surgery on anterior cruciate ligament injuries which will keep them both out for six to nine months. That means we might not see either return to action again in 2024.

This double blow will certainly have affected Newcastle's plans in the summer transfer window as cover will need to be brought in for both players now.

Football Insider are now claiming that Eddie Howe could revisit his interest in Crystal Palace and England defender, Marc Guehi.

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Marc Guehi has nine caps for England

Newcastle were warned off making an approach in January

The Magpies were put off making a January move for the centre-back after Palace said it would take a 'massive' fee for them to even consider letting him go.

It's always much easier to negotiate in the summer with clubs having more time to find replacements, so Newcastle will be hoping that Crystal Palace's stance will soften.

The 23-year-old has made 22 Premier League appearances for Crystal Palace this season as they've found this season a bit tougher than last.


Fingers crossed this 'Luxury Tax' becomes a thing

Guehi is currently sidelined with a knee injury (doesn't he sound just perfect for us?) but it expected to be back later this month and to push for a place in England's Euro 2024 squad.

Palace will still want to make sure they're getting a good deal for Guehi, but hopefully the two clubs can come to a decent compromise. Maybe we can throw in Isaac Hayden as part of the deal?

Newcastle will be hoping that the new 'luxury tax' idea is implemented this summer which would make things much easier for them to bring in the players they need thanks to their mega-rich backers.