Newcastle were linked with a move for 23 year-old Kemar Lawrence in August and TEAMtalk is reporting that Newcastle are now considering making a move for the left-back in January.
With Paul Dummett finding things tough this season and Massadio Haidara having injury problems and out for at least four months with a knee injury – Newcastle need a left back in January along with a center-back to strengthen our defense.
The defender attracted Newcastle’s interest by playing great for Jamaica in the Gold Cup last summer when they surprisingly reached the final after beating USA in the semi-finals 2-1 – and Kemar made ESPN´s team of the tournament.
Kemar Lawrence – NY Red Bulls left-back
But they went down 3-1 to Mexico in the final, but the Caribbean country had an amazing run, and Lawrence played in every game for Jamaica at left-back and looked impressive.
Kemar was born in Kingston, Jamaica and joined his local club Harbour View back in 2007, and he played for the first team from 2011 through 2014 appearing 62 times for the club with a couple of goals.
In July of last year, Lawrence went to the United States for a two-week trial with MLS club D.C. United, but was not offered a contract but then in March he signed by the New York Red Bulls.
He’s now played 27 times with one goal for the New York club, who happen to play their games at the Red Bull Arena in New Jersey.
The left back has played 22 times for his country and a number of English clubs, including Newcastle and Leicester, are reported to be looking at making a move for the young defender in January.
In the summer we didn´t think left back was a priority position to be strengthened, but with local lad Dummett not having an easy time of it and Massadio prone to injury – it´s now a position that´s a weakness at Newcastle.
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