Relegated defender on Newcastle United’s radar – Club believe he has “huge” potential – Report

Football Insider have revealed that both Newcastle and Leeds are considering bids for recently relegated Burnley defender Nathan Collins.

Both clubs are on the lookout for new centre-backs this summer and the 21-year-old is someone we believe has “huge” potential, according to the report.

Burnley will struggle to keep a hold of the Republic of Ireland international – who only signed from Stoke last summer – after their relegation was confirmed in a 2-1 defeat against Newcastle.

Due to their financial troubles, the Clarets are in no position to turn down sizeable offers for the 6ft 4′ defender, regardless of the fact he’s under contract until 2025.

Despite conceding a penalty in their Premier League finale, interim manager of the Lancashire club Mike Jackson has defended his player, claiming that he has had an “immense” season for the Clarets.

Sven Botman is another who appears to be on our radar – alongside James Tarkwoski – although it seems two centre-backs could arrive this summer, with Clark and Fernandez expected to depart and doubts remaining over Lascelles’ long term future at the club.

One thought on “Relegated defender on Newcastle United’s radar – Club believe he has “huge” potential – Report

  1. As has been said by others, not sure that recruiting relegated players is the way that the richest club in the world really should be going, if it wants to compete for Europe.

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