Newcastle were linked with Augsburg wing-back Philipp Max last summer along with top clubs like Liverpool and Barcelona.
Max ended up staying at Augsburg despite the interest, and Newcastle eventually brought in Jetro Willems from Frankfurt on loan.
The 26-year-old has had another outstanding season for the struggling Bavarian club. So far, he’s scored seven goals with 5 assists playing either as a left back or left winger in Augsburg’s 4-4-2 system.
Last season, the German chipped in with 4 goals and 7 assists. In total, Max has 14 goals with 28 assists since he joined Augsburg from Karlsruher in 2015.
His contract runs until 2022, so he will have two years remaining after this season. After his stellar performances for Augsburg, he could be primed to make a big move.
Augsburg are currently in the 14th spot in the Bundesliga after finishing 15th last season. With increasing interest in the player, they could find it hard to sign him up to an extension.
Max was reportedly available for £18m last summer. So for around that amount, he would be a valuable addition to Newcastle’s squad. He could fill a need at left-back as well as further forward on the wing.
Newcastle are reportedly looking to bring in another wide forward this summer and will also need a left-back who can play in a back four.
Which On Loan Left Back Should Newcastle Pursue This Summer?
- Jetro Willems (52%, 600 )
- Both (28%, 318 )
- Neither (12%, 137 )
- Danny Rose (8%, 95 )
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