June 14, 2024

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - MAY 22: Eddie Howe, Manager of Newcastle United, gives instructions to his player Miguel Almiron during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Leicester City at St. James Park on May 22, 2023 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Newcastle United reportedly want to sign Tyler Adams, but he is not the only Leeds United player who the Magpies like heading into the transfer window.

With Newcastle looking to get the most out of their transfer budget, the club are looking at the possibility of signing the best relegated players from this season’s Premier League.

They have plenty of options, as some strong squads were dumped out of the top flight, with Leicester, Leeds and Southampton set to play in the Championship next season.

Adams appears to be the most likely Leeds player to make the switch to Tyneside, after he impressed Toon scouts during a 0-0 draw at St James’ Park back in January.

However, his American teammate has also caught the Magpies’ attention.

Newcastle are fans of Brenden Aaronson

According to 90min, Newcastle are admirers of Leeds attacking midfielder Brenden Aaronson.

He joined the Yorkshire club last summer, arriving for £25million from Red Bull Salzburg. It was an expensive signing, and one that did not really work out.

Aaronson made 36 Premier League appearances last season, scoring once and providing three assists. By the end of the season he was out of the starting XI, and is now on course to play in the Championship.

The 22-year-old drew criticism at times, particularly after a defeat to Everton in February. Former Leeds defender Jon Newsome was not happy with Aaronson’s performance at Goodison Park, describing him as ‘lightweight‘. The 52-year-old accused the USA international of bottling tackles, which he said was ‘really disappointing’.

Those are not the type of qualities you want from a player in a team that is battling relegation, nor is it what Eddie Howe expects from his players.

The Toon boss has built a team of battlers who will do whatever it takes to win. It is a band of brothers who fight for each other. That type of attitude was a big reason why we finished in the top four.

With that in mind, Newcastle might think again about moving for Aaronson. He is obviously a talented player and had some strong moments in his debut Premier League campaign, but it does not sound like he has the steeliness to thrive at St James’ Park.

 

 

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