Newcastle is said to be looking for a new left-sided defender ahead of the January transfer window.
Newcastle is apparently considering a January move for Fulham defender Antonee Robinson, who recently clocked a faster peak speed than Kylian Mbappe when competing for the United States at the World Cup. As Eddie Howe attempts to prepare his side for the crucial Premier League run-in, the Magpies are widely expected to spend well in the mid-season market.
Newcastle is currently on course to finish in the division’s top four but is thought to be keen on tinkering with their squad in January in order to add a new left-sided defender. Matt Targett is their only natural left-back as things stand, although Dan Burn and Sven Botman have been utilized in the position on a regular basis over the course of this season.
According to TEAMtalk, those in charge at Newcastle are eager to provide some extra depth on the left wing by pursuing a move for Robinson when the transfer window reopens in January. Inter Milan is thought to be keeping a close eye on the Fulham defender, but it appears that Newcastle is presently the frontrunner to recruit him ahead of the Italian giants.
Robinson was one of the finest performers for the United States at the World Cup before they were eliminated by the Netherlands last week, and he is largely regarded as one of the world’s fastest players. In Qatar, he had a high speed of 21.99 miles per hour, putting him ahead of Mbappe on the list of the fastest World Cup stars.