Newcastle were linked with an interest in Burnley winger Dwight McNeil last April. It was a link that continued through the summer but ultimately came to nothing.
However, the Guardian have a report saying the Newcastle maintain an interest in the 20-year-old.
The report is primarily about Chelsea’s interest in bringing in Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha next month. Crystal Palace have identified McNeil as an ideal replacement if Zaha were to leave for Stamford Bridge in January.
Dwight McNeil– exciting young English winger
However, according to the Guardian, both Tottenham and Newcastle have an interest in the England u-21 international.
McNeil has been outstanding for Burnley since breaking into their first-team late last year. This season he’s started all 16 league games with 1 goal and 4 assists.
Last season after becoming a first-team regular during December, McNeil ended the campaign with a total of 26 appearances with 23 of those from the starting eleven. His return of 3 goals and 5 assists was quite impressive for the youngster.
We think McNeil would be a coup if Bruce could get him to Tyneside. However, he is likely well outside of our price range, especially for next month.
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