Newcastle made a swift and well-deserved return to the Premier League this season and they will surely be intent on consolidating their position in the top flight this time around. That means more investment and they’ve been linked with two players in the latest news cycle who could strengthen the squad.
Local news outlet, The Chronicle, which has an ear to the ground all things related to Newcastle United reports:
Newcastle United to be offered Inter Milan defender Andrea Ranocchia following Hull’s relegation
The twenty nine-year-old Italy international who has played 21 times for his country since his debut in 2010 is a seasoned veteran of the game who would definitely add quality and composure to the Newcastle backline.
He played 16 times on loan for Hull in the second half of last season and scored two goals as well as organising the defence brilliantly.
He may not be the speediest of centre backs and could get caught out on the counter as Newcastle come up against top sides next season. But TFF would definitely take him in the Newcastle squad if given the opportunity.
In other rumours the BBC passes this on:
Newly promoted Newcastle United are interested in signing Poland winger Kamil Grosicki, 28, from Hull City, who were relegated to the Championship. (Sportowefakty, via Hull Daily Mail)
Grosicki has played 49 times and scored nine goals for Poland since his debut for the country in 2008.
He moved to Hull in 2017 on a 3 and a half year contract after signing from French club Rennes and played 15 times without scoring for the relegated Premier League side.
The 5’11” winger is a tricky and technically excellent player who creates much more than he scores in general and had a lovely final ball.
Newcastle fans – is this the sort of player who could improve the first-team or would he simply be bulking up the squad for next term?