Newcastle have been linked with lots of players this summer already and one of them we really like is 22 year-old Calum Chambers of Arsenal, who started his career at Southampton and last season he played on loan for Middlesbrough in the Premier League.
The 3 times capped England International only turned 22 in January, but he has already made 82 Premier League appearances and he looks a very good player in the making at right back or center-back – and in fact he can also play as a holding midfielder
If Rafa Benitez were to sign him for Newcastle then surely the Spanish manager can bring out the best in this talented youngster?
22 year-old Calum Chambers of Arsenal – good player
The Chronicle is reporting that Newcastle are unwilling to pay the £15M asking price for the player, but at some point we have to start paying out the (big) money so we can bring in the players we need.
Rafa Benitez, as we reported earlier today, has to bring in at least one new full back to challenge DeAndre Yedlin and Paul Dummett, with the likes of Jesus Gamez, Massadio Haidara and Achraf Lazaar having no future at the club.
And two of our other full-backs, Vurnon Anita and Kevin Mbabu, have already left the club.
The fact that Rafa wants to bring in up to two new center-backs this summer is also a reason why Calum could be a very useful player to have in Newcastle’s back-line for next season, with Grant Hanley also expected to leave for a Championship club this summer.
It seems like it’s a waiting game at the moment before Newcastle make the plunge into the transfer market, but that will likely have to come sooner rather than later, with pre-season training due to start two weeks tomorrow.
Calum was brought though the famous Southampton Youth Academy and he has so far played 59 times with 3 goals for Arsenal, before he was sent out on loan to Middlesbrough last season.
He played only 25 times for the Saints before he was snapped up by Arsenal in the summer of 2014 for a fee reported to be close to £16M with performance-related add-ons.
The youngster made his full debut for Southampton back in August 2012 in a 4–1 win over Stevenage in the second round of the League Cup when he was just 17 and he made his full England debut against Norway in September.
Maybe Newcastle could even arrange a season long loan deal for Calum for next season with an option to buy next summer?
What do you think?