The Athletic are reporting that Newcastle have shown interest in a potential loan deal for Everton midfielder Tom Davies.
A move for Lille’s Boubakary Soumare is said to have ‘cooled’, with the gaffer reportedly rating the 21-year-old lower than our scouts and preferring to bring in players with Premier League experience instead.
We are believed to have had a £35million bid accepted for the French U21 midfielder last January, only for him to remain in France, but Ligue 1 clubs are now cash-strapped due to a dispute regarding TV revenue.
The Athletic then claim that Steve Bruce is an ‘admirer’ of Everton’s Tom Davies – a player who was briefly linked with a move to Tyneside over the summer and has since struggled for game time under Carlo Ancelotti.
Toon fans have often pinpointed centre midfield as the area we must look to strengthen in January, but does Davies fit the bill?
He is an energetic box-to-box player, exactly what supporters are craving for, but has struggled to get a game for an impressive Everton side so far this season.
Like the bizarre Bentaleb deal earlier this year, signing Davies would almost certainly end Matty Longstaff’s chances of getting regular game time this campaign, and the knock on effect it could have on his Newcastle career could be huge.