Newcastle United are apparently curious about RC Lens protector, Kevin Danso, with showing off supervisor Dan Ashworth apparently eager to reinforce the club’s centre-back rankings.
According to French electrical outlet Jeunes Footeux, the Magpies are claimed to be ‘actively working’ to enhance their team in advance of following period, with the Austria worldwide among those that the northeast side are presently tracking.
The record recommends that a button might possibly take place at the end of the period, albeit with any kind of offer readied to set you back as high as EUR40m (₤ 35m), with the 24-year-old’s existing handle the Ligue 1 clothing readied to run out in 2026
The 11-cap experience has previous, albeit quick, Premier League experience which might be appealing to the St James’ Park clothing, having actually invested the 2019/20 period on lending at Southampton.
Bye- bye Lascelles
Although that job with the Saints confirmed rather underwhelming, as the 6 foot 3 brute only highlighted 10 times throughout all fronts, the previous Augsburg guy has actually because taken place to glimmer after transferring to France back in the summer season of 2021
The ₤ 8.5k-per-week experience delighted in a great launching project last term after balancing 1.2 deals with as well as 1.2 interceptions per video game from his 33 looks, while likewise confirming an actual hazard moving forward after supplying 4 objective payments because time.
The single MK Dons young people possession has actually proceeded that outstanding type in the present project after playing an essential duty in Lens’ impressive title rise, having actually maintained 8 tidy sheets in his 17 Ligue 1 begins, while winning 77% of his airborne battles as well as taping 1.1 deals with as well as 1.2 interceptions.
The “powerful” titan– as defined by Saints reporter Adam Leitch– was especially component of the side that overcame Paris Saint-Germain on New Year’s Day, having actually made a monstrous 5 interceptions as well as 6 clearances versus the European titans, while likewise taking pleasure in a 93% pass precision price as a pen of his spectacular calmness on the round.
As such, were Ashworth able to bring Danso to Tyneside, the Austrian ace might well verify an optimal upgrade on club captain, Jamaal Lascelles, with the Englishman apparently among a handful of Magpies possessions that might be enabled to leave this month.
That leave talk has actually come adhering to the 29-year-old’s slide down the chain of command under supervisor Eddie Howe, with the long-serving number having actually just made 7 looks up until now this term, consisting of simply 4 organization trips.
The neglected guy has actually underwhelmed when he has actually included in the leading trip as he standards simply 0.3 deals with as well as absolutely no interceptions per video game this term, having actually maintained just 2 tidy sheets in 26 organization video games last period after balancing 0.8 deals with as well as 0.6 interceptions– a document much substandard to that of Danso.
Equally, while the last guy was assisting to maintain Kylian Mbappe as well as carbon monoxide away a week earlier, Lascelles’ most recent outing saw the ₤ 40k-per-week loser battle to emulate a Josh Windass- motivated Sheffield Wednesday side, as the League One clothing declared a shock FA Cup victory.
That present– which saw the protector withstand some ‘tough moments‘ according to the Chronicle’ s Lee Ryder– has actually laid bare the requirement for a fresh face in the backline, with Danso apparently the upgrade that Newcastle are food craving in order to swing goodbye to their present captain.
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