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One winner, one loser as Federico Fernandez heads to Newcastle United

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One winner, one loser as Federico Fernandez heads to Newcastle United

The Argentine’s move could have an impact on an experienced Newcastle player and a talent coming through at Swansea.

Newcastle United are all set to sign Federico Fernandez from Swansea City. As reported by the Shields Gazette, the Toon have agreed a £6 million fee with Swansea for the player. Fernandez will now head to Tyneside to complete his transfer.

It is a good move for Newcastle, who needed extra strengthening at the back. But who wins and who loses from this deal…?

Winner – Joe Rodon

After an excellent loan spell at Cheltenham Town, the Welsh under-21 star looks set for involvement in the first-team at the Liberty Stadium this season.


A ball-playing centre-half who has been favourably compared to John Stones in style, the pathway to first-team action is clearing up. With Fernandez going, Jordi Amat seemingly on his way and Kyle Bartley already gone Swansea fans may see a lot of Rodon this season, even if a loanee is also brought in.

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Loser – Ciaran Clark

Fernandez is now Newcastle’s second centre-back arrival this summer. With Florian Lejeune out for most of the season with a knee injury, it leaves four on the books for the Magpies.

The Argentine newbie will no do battle with fellow incomer Fabian Schar, captain Jamaal Lascelles and Clark.

The Irish international will have to play at his best week-in-week-out to keep the newcomers at bay and retain his starting place at St James’ Park.

Sports journalist based in Bristol. Everton fan for my sins.

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