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Champions League Club Reportedly Scouting Newcastle Target

Newcastle have reportedly maintained an interest in Preston center-back Ben Davies since this summer. The 24-year-old has been in outstanding form over the past two seasons for the Championship club.

Earlier this month, the Sun’s Alan Nixon reported that Newcastle still had an interest in Davies along with Brighton, Wolves, and Everton.

However, Alan Nixon has tweeted interesting news. Champions League German side Bayer Leverkusen have sent scouts to watch Preston three times. Reportedly to watch Ben Davies and winger Tom Barkhuizen.

Preston have had an outstanding start to the season in the Championship, where they are in an automatic promotion spot in second place.

Davies has just two years remaining on his contract and is reportedly worth around £10m.

Leverkusen are currently 8th in the Bundesliga but have lost all three of their Champions League group matches so far.

Newcastle have been linked with fair few central defenders Newcastle recently. In addition to Davies, there is Hellas Verona’s Koray Gunter, Burnley’s Ben Gibson, and Nottingham Forest’s Joe Worrall.

While Newcastle certainly aren’t screaming out for any additions to the position, they do have three that will be out of contract by 2021.

Ben Davies has been one of the Championship’s best players this season, and if Newcastle do end up losing one of their center-backs, he would be a very suitable replacement.

Unless, of course, for Fabian Schar who would be irreplaceable.

19 comments so far

  • Moonraker15

    Oct 28, 2019 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #1

    SB is definitely a stopgap! If the definition is “someone who is cheap and doesn’t make waves”
    As far as the sale is concerned; don’t hold your breath!

  • MagpieRanger

    Oct 28, 2019 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #2

    There is no sale

  • toon22

    Oct 28, 2019 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #3

    Jabba wont ever willingly sell the club
    He makes a fortune out of us and gets near free global adverts

  • Moonraker15

    Oct 28, 2019 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #4

    I’m just watching a recording of yesterday’s match. God we’re poor !
    Can’t see Maxi staying long. Joelinton will never make it nor will Almiron unless he gets properly coached, and who have we got to do that?

  • Moonraker15

    Oct 28, 2019 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #5

    Is it true they’ve started the construction behind the Gallowgate? I thought the appeal process was still active?

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 28, 2019 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #6

    What an amazing sales strategy. Firstly chase away the only man giving the club any credibility, secondly hire a manager way down the list of employable candidates and who will have the bookies installing you as favourites for the drop and drive away thousands of fans. Thirdly blow 61M of the clubs coffers on untested talent and giving a 30 year old keeper a six year deal. Yes Steve Bruce is a stop gap. I’d stick to drinking whisky with dentists and inventing elaborate stories if I was you DubaiMicky.

  • toon22

    Oct 28, 2019 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #7

    The fact is Jabba just dont care

    Never has and never will, hes gotten everything he wanted from us, and is now mopping up everything thats left

    They can start construction if they choose, but if they dont get planning permission they will have to put it back as they found it afterwards

  • Moonraker15

    Oct 28, 2019 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #8

    That sums it up. We’re a Zombie club now! Just bumping along on the bottom!

  • jane

    Oct 28, 2019 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #9

    “90+3’ – GOAL – Newcastle United Under-23s 2 (Oisín McEntee) Middlesbrough Under-23s 2

    The young Magpies have equalised as McEntee gets onto the end of a loose ball inside the penalty area before firing home! #NUFC”

  • jane

    Oct 28, 2019 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #10

    so have QPR

  • Moonraker15

    Oct 28, 2019 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #11

    How did Lejeune play?

  • Lindisfarne

    Oct 28, 2019 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #12

    Jaap Stam: Feyenoord coach steps down after 4-0 defeat by Ajax

  • Lindisfarne

    Oct 28, 2019 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #13

    08-12-2019 Newcastle United vs Southampton

    If we lose this will Bruce do the honourable thing?

  • jane

    Oct 28, 2019 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #14

    all i know he just played the first half.

    there is an interview on NUFC TV with him afterwards, he says he is happy to play again.


  • G

    Oct 28, 2019 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #15

    Lindisfarne, and miss out on a pay off? Doubt it. If he had any honour he would have followed Shearers advice and fullfilled his Sheff Wed contract.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 28, 2019 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #16

    He came off in the second half after the rucksack full of bricks Brewcey had him carrying snapped and gashed the back of his ankles.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 28, 2019 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #17


    Not sure but did he say he wasn’t happy with the weather?

  • jane

    Oct 28, 2019 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #18

    don’t know as i haven’t watched the full interview as i don’t subscribe to NUFC TV.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 28, 2019 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #19

    it was in the short clip you provided the link for!


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