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Newcastle Linked With Marvelous Midfielder

There is a report in the Chronicle, the Zimbabwe version, linking Newcastle to Club Brugge defensive midfielder Marvelous Nakamba.  The report’s assertion is that Newcastle are interested in the Zimbabwean but that Aston Villa are about to bid £20 for him. 

This would come just weeks after Aston Villa bought Club Brugge striker Wesley Moraes for £22M.5 after Newcastle had been heavily linked with the Brazilian.

Marvelous Nakamba is a deep-lying midfielder who is equal parts playmaker and tenacious ball winner. He was linked with a move to West Ham until late in the summer last year. 

This was after a stellar first season at Club Brugge in which he was linked with Liverpool, Fiorentina, and Schalke throughout that campaign. 

Marvelous Nakamba– another Club Brugge player linked with Newcastle

This past season has seen Nakamba with spells in and out of the team due to reports of a rift between the player and Club Brugge’s Croatian coach Ivan Leko.

This led to Nakamba only making twenty-three appearances this past season while he made forty-four the year prior. We have not been able to find any information on the source of the contention between player and coach.

Nakamba joined Club Brugge in the summer of 2017 for €3M from Eredivisie side Vitesse. He had three solid seasons for the Dutch side which he joined on a free from French club AS Nancy.

It looks like this player is being heavily courted by Aston Villa so it remains to be seen if he will still be available when and if Newcastle get their current situation sorted.

His ability to sit deep and pick out a pass while being a combative ball winner is well suited for the counter-attacking systems Rafa has deployed at Newcastle.

Nakamba is 25-years old and has represented Zimbabwe 12 times.