Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez will want to bring in a good left-back this summer to challenge local lad Paul Dummett for the left-back spot next season.
Paul has improved a lot this season and he’s become a good defensive full-back and Rafa may want to bring in a more attacking left back as an alternative to Paul.
We were linked with Leeds United left-back Charlie Taylor last summer and during this season and he could be a very decent buy for Newcastle, because he will become a free agent at the end of June.
Charlie Taylor – 23 year-old Leeds United left-back
He made his debut for Leeds at only 17 years of age in August, 2011 as a second half substitute against local rivals Bradford City in the League Cup.
Charlie was born in York and came through the Leeds United Youth Academy and to get first team experience he was loaned out to Bradford City, York City, Inverness CT and Fleetwood Town earlier in his career.
In the last three seasons Charlie has played 93 times for Leeds with 3 goals and has been in excellent form again this season and some big clubs are interested in him this summer, especially since he will be a free agent.
He stands 6ft 1ins tall and has played twice for the England U19 side.
Charlie was the Leeds United Player of the Season last term and had a great season in making 43 total appearances.
Leeds manager Garry Monk is also a big fan of the player and he said this last July in the Yorkshire Evening Post about his left back when asked if he was staying at Leeds:
“For sure, 100%. He has to be here.” “Charlie’s been great, he’s been fantastic in training and he’s very focused on what we’re doing.” ” That’s not a problem.”
“There’s no worries about it from my side and it’s business as usual. Charlie’s a big important part of what I’m doing.”
Rafa will want to get some good financial acquisitions this summer as he strengthens the Newcastle squad again and Charlie could one be one of the players brought in over the summer.
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