Rafa Benitez is looking to bring in a right back and center-back this summer to help strengthen the Newcastle defense.
While we did quite well defensively last season conceding 47 goals in 38 league games, Rafa wants that number down and he has built his top teams on solid defenses in the past.
With Chancel Mbemba leaving the club this summer Rafa is looking to bring in a center-back, and we have recently been linked with both 22-year-old Young Boys defender Kasim Nuhu and 26-year-old Sassuolo center-back Gian Marco Ferrari.
Whoever is brought in will have to battle for a first-team starting position with captain Jamaal Lascelles, Frenchman Florian Lejeune, and Ciaran Clark.
22-year-old Young Boys defender Kasim Nuhu
Rafa is said to be looking at different options in defense, and one of those could be to use three at the back on occasion.
Nuhu is said to be available for £8M and Ferrari is reported to be worth around £11M.
After signing talented goalkeeper Martin Dubravka for only £4M, the Chronicle reported the manager was now hard at work on his second summer signing.
Maybe it will be one of these center-backs?
We would prefer 6ft 3ins tall Kasim Nuhu because of his age, and Rafa could develop him into a top center-back while at Newcastle.
The manager would like at least four new signings in his starting eleven when the Premier League kicks off next season on August 11th.
He currently has one in Dubravka.
What do you think?