According to the Sun, Young Boys defender Loris Benito could be set to join Newcastle United – with the Swiss international spotted boarding a flight to the UK just a few hours ago.
The report claims that the versatile left-back has been on the club’s radar for several months, with him set to be available on a free agent after letting his contract run down with the Swiss champions.
Here’s a picture that was posted on his Instagram story earlier today, with him saying hello to England ahead of a potential move to Tyneside:
Benito is 27, a Swiss international and has made 42 appearances for Young Boys on their way to another league title this season.
He’s played on the opposite side of defence to former Mag Kevin Mbabu and was said to be on the verge of tears as he waved goodbye to the club after their 4-0 win over Luzern over the weekend.
The Sun aren’t the most reliable – you have to wonder if they are simply trying to put two and two together after his airport phot – however this certainly seems like one to watch.
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About Olly Hawkins
Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.