Manchester City fans discuss reports that Newcastle could try an ambitious move to sign Oleksandr Zinchenko

Newcastle are reportedly considering a move to sign Manchester City left-back Oleksandr Zinchenko – and City fans have reacted on Twitter.

The Toon are likely to be in the market for a new left-back when January comes around. Matt Ritchie continues to remain first choice at left-back.

That is, despite boasting Jamal Lewis – a £15million signing under Steve Bruce – and Wales international Paul Dummett who is a squad player.

None are really the long-term answer and Newcastle have lacked a decent option in that position ever since Jetro Willems suffered a knee injury.

But Zinchenko, a three-time Premier League winner, would change that. The Echo say Newcastle are eyeing an ‘ambitious’ move to sign him.


The report suggests a loan move could be engineered for Zinchenko, with Joao Cancelo currently shining on the left side of Pep Guardiola’s defence.

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What do Manchester City fans think about Zinchenko to Newcastle?

The defender is now well into the last three years of his contract and while that is not an issue – it is up in the air whether he deserves a new deal.

A squad player, that sometimes gets a run in the side, he is not good enough to start every week. He lacks the versatility to be a solid bench option.

That has seen him play just five times this season, equalling less than 250 minutes of action. A move to Newcastle would see him be first choice.

Manchester City fans are understanding that he could go to get game time – and discuss a potential price if a permanent sale is discussed.

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