Eddie Howe is interested in bringing Tyrone Mings to Newcastle United in January, according to Marca.
The report claims that Howe has been impressed by the 28-year-old’s development at Aston Villa, believing he is the sort of ‘defensive leader’ who could improve our leaky back line.
Mings was signed by Howe during his time at Bournemouth, completing an £8m move from Ipswich Town back in 2015.
He initially arrived at the Cherries as a left-back, but was soon moved to the centre of defence – which was no real surprise given his huge 6ft 4′ frame.
His game time on the South Coast was actually quite limited, with him playing just 23 times under Howe, however it’s believed our new head coach is a big admirer of the current Villa captain – who is now a regular in Gareth Southgate’s England squads.
Is this the papers putting two and two together or could there be genuine interest? It’s certainly an easy story to run given his links to Howe and our need for a new centre-back…
Would you like to see us make a move for Mings?