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.
Bayer Leverkusen have been there three times this season … ? https://t.co/WtPNg69AWj
— Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) October 27, 2019
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.