Report: Newcastle interested in Adrià Pedrosa; face Brighton battle
Newcastle United are one of the Premier League sides interested in signing Adrià Pedrosa ahead of the final year of his contract with Espanyol, according to a report from Mundo Deportivo.
The Magpies have improved their defensive options considerably so far this summer. Matt Targett has stayed on Tyneside after his loan spell. Meanwhile, Eddie Howe has added Sven Botman and Nick Pope to his ranks.
But perhaps Newcastle may look to strengthen further.
Mundo Deportivo reports that Pedrosa is wanted by both Newcastle and Brighton. His contract with Diego Martinez’s men expires at the end of next season.
Mundo Deportivo claims that there is optimism that the left-back will opt to stay and sign a new contract in Catalonia. But clearly, the Premier League interest may complicate matters.
Newcastle interested in Espanyol left-back Adria Pedrosa
Pedrosa would be an interesting signing for Newcastle. It does not appear that signing another left-back needs to be a priority for Howe.
The 24-year-old appears to have a lot of potential. He is a player who likes to burst forward with the ball at his feet. But he is also very capable defensively.
It says a lot that Brighton view Pedrosa as a potential replacement for Marc Cucurella. The Spaniard is reportedly closing in on a £52.5 million move to Chelsea after a superb first season in the Premier League.
That may encourage Newcastle supporters if they do make a move. And obviously, his contract situation may perhaps open the door for a possible bargain.
But understandably, most Newcastle fans will be looking forward to the signings made further up the pitch.
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