Newcastle would like to improve in a number of areas over the next several transfer windows in order to compete with the best in the Premier League.Newcastle have been linked with Salzburg’s Amar Dedic, according to a new SunSport story, but they will face heavy competition from a number of large European clubs.
Dedic might be signed by Newcastle to compete with Trippier.
Though a new right-back may not appear to be a top priority for Newcastle at the moment, Kieran Trippier will not be able to play forever and is already nearing the end of his career at 33 years old.
Tino Livramento was signed to replace the experienced defender, but the former Chelsea and Southampton man has mostly been playing at left-back in recent weeks.
Emil Krafth is also not a long-term option on the right side, therefore a fresh signing in that position could be sought in the summer, rather than in January.
According to the Sun, Newcastle dispatched scouts to monitor Dedic in his three final Champions League games, in which they only picked up one point.
Jose Mourinho is anxious for Dedic.
If the statistics don’t convince Newcastle fans that Dedic is the perfect guy for the job, the fact that he is wanted by Jose Mourinho, one of the most successful managers of this generation, should.
Roma, along with Chelsea, Arsenal, Barcelona, and Inter Milan, are keeping a careful eye on the Bosnian defender, who has the same agent as Joelinton, which might help in negotiations.
His ability to play as a left-back, right-back, or center defender is a tremendously appealing aspect of his game, and if Newcastle do not acquire Lewis Hall this summer, Dedic might be the ideal choice for the Magpies.