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Report: Newcastle linked Tuanzebe likely to leave on loan

Newcastle-linked Axel Tuanzebe is likely to leave Manchester United on a season-long loan.

What’s the story?

According to The Telegraph, the imminent signing of Raphael Varane could push the defender out the exit door.

A deal has been agreed between the Red Devils, Real Madrid and the player over a move to Old Trafford.

United will pay a fee of around €50m (£42.7m) for the France international, says Fabrizio Romano.

It will open up a chance for the Geordies to sign the 23-year-old, who endured a tough campaign last season.

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Tuanzebe played just 19 times across all competitions, however, one of them proved to be quite outstanding.

The England youth international played a key role in the northwest giants’ 2-1 win over Paris Saint Germain in the Champions League.

David de Gea roundly praised the defender for his performance, claiming he was ‘unbelievable‘.

But, that game aside, the DR Congo-born ace rarely featured for the first-team under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

It leaves the Magpies in an advantageous position with regards to completing a loan deal.

Tuanzebe would have better luck breaking into the Geordies starting XI given their issues at centre-half.

Federico Fernandez was the most used Newcastle central defender last term, playing just 24 times.

Steve Bruce desperately crave a fit and quality option at the back. There proves no better option than the 23-year-old, who has already shown off his quality at the highest level.

Meanwhile, Newcastle have missed out on a transfer to a second-tier side.

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