This Wanted Newcastle Defender Is Going Nowhere

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West Brom have been interested in signing Newcastle left-back Paul Dummett this summer – and there’s news today they will firm up their interest in the 24 year-old Welsh International, after they sold James Chester to Aston Villa for around £8M last Friday.

West Brom are said to have had other defensive targets lined, but they have not been successful with those, so they will come back to Newcastle and see if they can sign the local lad.

Paul Dummett No3 Rafa Benitez Newcastle United

Rafa Benitez with Paul Dummett

Rafa Benitez is trying to shore up each position at Newcastle with at least two good players challenging for each starting position and it looks like Paul Dummett will have to fight it out with Brendan Galloway for the starting left-back position.

Brendan is still expected to sign on a one year loan from Everton, once the Toffees have brought in some defensive reinforcements.

There will be enough games this season for both players to get ample games.

Sadio Haidara has also returned to training, but we expect the injury-prone Frenchman to leave on loan before September comes around and he will probably move to a French club.

There’s no way Rafa Benitez will allow Paul Dummett to leave the club this summer – and Paul’s one player who is expected to improve under the excellent coaching of Newcastle’s  Spanish manager.

Paul joined his local club at the age of 8 back in 2000 and he has a contract with Newcastle through the summer of 2019.

He has so far played 77 times for Newcastle with 3 goals, including two starts in the first two games of this Championship season.

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