Are Newcastle Still After A Center-Back?

Sky Sports reported yesterday that several Premier League clubs, including Newcastle United, were tracking 19 year-old Leicester City defender Liam Moore, hut of course we have no idea if that news is true.

Liam Moore – talented young Leicester defender

Liam was born in Loughborough, and can play at center-back or right back, so he is the kind of young versatile defender Newcastle are on the lookout for. Of course Newcastle have signed 19 year-old Curtis Good from Melbourne Heart, and the young Australian comes highly rated and can play at center-back or left back.

Liam Moore has only recently become a first teamer at Leicester under their manager and former Newcastle coach Nigel Pearson, and has started all three games for the Foxes so far this season.

The youngster spent some time on loan at Bradford last season, where he played 22 times for the Yorkshire club, and he has been capped at the England U17 level, but we done’y know if there’s any truth in this report.

Moore is in the final year of his contract and therefore could come at in a cut price deal, which is something something Newcastle are always on the lookout for, and if the news is to be believed, WBA are also interested in the defender.

And if the recent news is to be believed, then Newcastle and Fulham are both  after FC Twente Brazilian center-back Douglas, and earlier this week a fee was agreed between Fulham and Twente, but we wonder if that news was true?

Newcastle have only three experienced recognized center-backs at the moment in Coloccini, Steven Taylor and Williamson, and we were short of central defenders last season when first Mike Williamson was about for almost five months, and then in early December Steven Taylor injured his Achilles, and was out for the rest of the season.

But with the acquisition of 19 year-old Australian Curtis Good, and the good form of  of the very solid James Perch as a stand-in center-back for Coloccini so far this season,  Newcastle may feel they have enough cover at center-back for the season.

What do you think?

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