There is a report in the Sun today that Newcastle have joined the race to sign Bristol City left-back Joe Bryan.
We’ve been linked with Bryan for over a year now, and he has been one of the best young players in the Championship over the last couple of years.
Bryan can play left back or wing-back.
Joe Bryan – a bargain at £6M
There are other clubs after the 24-year-old who has been at his hometown club his entire career.
He stands 5ft 7ins tall and has played 229 times for Bristol City with 20 goals and 29 assists over six seasons.
He has had two loan spells at Plymouth Argyle and Bath City.
Rafa needs to bring in some fullbacks this summer since Jesus Gamez and Sadio Haidara were not retained when their contracts ran out last month.
The only competition for either full back position comes from Spanish U21 International Javier Manquillo who usually plays at right-back.
But surely Bristol will want more than £6M for their star player so it could take more than that to sign the 24-year-old.
He would be brought in to challenge Paul Dummett for the left-back spot, and Paul didn’t have much competition at all last season.
When he was injured in the very first game last season, Chancel Mbemba came in and did well substituting for Paul.
But Mbemba is currently waiting patiently to join Porto once Newcastle get around to realizing he is in complete limbo with Newcastle wanting another €1M from Porto to do the deal.
How ridiculous can you get?.
Paul Dummett also had probably his best season for his hometown club last term.
If we can get Joe Bryan in for £6M it would be an excellent signing for Newcastle.