Our fourth signing of the summer was unveiled today with 23-year-old Javier Manquillo signing and Rafa was clear this morning to point out the Spanish U21 International can play in either full back position.
But with both Achraf Lazaar and Massadio Haidara expected to leave Newcastle this summer we still think that Rafa will want to bring a specialized left back in to challenge local lad Paul Dummett for that starting position next season.
Earlier in the week, we were linked with 23-year-old Real Betis full-back Riza Durmesi.
23-year-old Real Betis Danish International left-back Riza Durmesi
That news was from Italian outlet Calcio Mercato and Durmesi was born in Ishøj, Denmark and currently has 15 full caps for Denmark after playing for all of the Denmark Yout sides, including 9 times for the U21 side.
He is small at 5ft 6 ins and last summer penned a five-year contract with the La Liga club who paid his €2M release clause in his contract from former Denmark club Brondby.
His Real Betis contract has in it a buyout clause of €20M (£17.6M) but Calcio Mercato reported Newcastle were ready to bid initially around €10M (£8.8M) for the 23-year-old.
If we can get this lad in for around £8.8M it would seem to be a good buy and maybe the last defender Newcastle will buy this summer?