We put a poll out yesterday to gauge which center-backs our readers would like Rafa to bring in over the summer.
Of course we are linked with lots of players as per usual in this window and maybe even more than usual since Rafa wants to bring in as many as eight new players and in most positions in the team too.
We had seven center-backs in the poll we put out and we think the results are a little surprising.
Top of our poll – Hull City’s Harry Maguire
If Rafa is really thinking of bringing in 33 year-old Wes Morgan he doesn’t have a lot of support from our readers with Wes second bottom of the poll with only 5% of the vote.
Top of the poll is our own personal favorite – Hull City’s 24 year-old Harry Maguire with 30% of the vote and second is Burnley’s 24 year-old Michael Keane, with 20 % of the vote.
Third is 29 year-old Ryan Shawcross of Stoke with 17% of the vote and 22 year-old Celtic defender Jozo Simunovic is next in line.
We have never really been clearly linked with Michael Keane, but the former Manchester United youngster is a classy young center-back who Rafa could make into a great defender at Newcastle United.
Still time to vote if you haven’t already done so – each reader can choose two of the center-backs.
I should really send the results to Rafa – we’re sure it will sway his thinking.