Newcastle transfer news: Eddie Howe could move for Chelsea target Malo Gusto this summer
Newcastle United have had a very quiet January transfer window so far with a week left to do any business.
Speaking on The Blues Brothers YouTube channel, Ben Jacobs has spoken about a potential summer target.
Chelsea are on the rampage in the transfer window right now.
The 19-year-old is one of the most exciting young right-backs in European football right now.
He’s already been linked with a move to Spurs, but it’s Graham Potter’s side that most look most likely to sign him in January.
Newcastle are keen to bring in a young right-back to learn from Kieran Trippier, and Gusto could be the perfect fit.
Newcastle could move for Chelsea target Gusto this summer
Speaking about the young full-back, Jacobs said: “If Malo Gusto doesn’t go now, then you’re going to have several Premier League clubs [come in for him].
“Probably Manchester United as well, Newcastle might come into the mix as well, plus lots of clubs from Europe as well.
“It’s all down to persuading Lyon to sell mid-season, they’re tough negotiators, and as a result the fee again will be deemed to be very high.
“Malo Gusto has been incredibly impressive this season, but is he necessarily Premier League ready right now?”
The £35m-rated defender does appear likely to be on the move soon.
Lyon are one of the best producers of talent in Europe, and have a lot of experience in negotiating good deals for their young players.
Chelsea’s spending has been free-flowing since their takeover, and Newcastle may never get the chance to move for Gusto.
The Frenchman is a level above the likes of Harrison Ashby who has also been linked with a move to St. James’ Park.
It seems as if Newcastle have missed out on Ivan Fresneda, who is now deciding between a move to Arsenal or Borussia Dortmund.