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Newcastle: Bondswell may very well be Howe’s Alaba

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Newcastle United have quite a few up-and-coming younger abilities of their academy set-up who might make their method into Eddie Howe’s first staff within the years to come back.

Elliot Anderson has made the step as much as the senior squad this season and some of his former teammates at U21 stage might observe in his footsteps.

When requested about gamers who might take the following step at St. James’ Park, journalist Pete O’Rourke instructed Soccer FanCast:

“One different identify that I do know Howe was, I suppose, quite impressed with in pre-season was younger left again (Matthew) Bondsnicely.

“(He) performed a couple of pre-season matches and, I suppose, began over in the match in opposition to Porto. He appears to be like like he’s most likely obtained half a probability.”

The 20-year-old left-back joined the Magpies from RB Leipzig in 2021 and he may very well be Howe’s personal model of Austria worldwide David Alaba on Tyneside.

Certainly, Nottingham Forest reporter Sarah Clapham beforehand described Bondswell as a “highly-rated” expertise and the Bundesliga web site lavished reward on his attributes prior to now by claiming that his “God-given athleticism, cultured left foot” and “malleability” made him Leipzig’s potential reply to then-Bayern Munich gem Alaba.

Just like the now-Actual Madrid expertise, Bondswell is succesful of taking part in at left-back and centre-back and which means he’s a flexible possibility for Howe to name upon sooner or later.

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Alaba, who has gained three Champions League titles and lifted the German top-flight ten instances, has performed 165 matches on the coronary heart of the defence and 254 instances as a left-back in his profession, with the Bundesliga web site indicating that the Newcastle man might go on to have the same document when it comes to his positioning.

While Bondswell won’t win a number of European titles with the Toon, though by no means say by no means, the 20-year-old Magpies gem has the potential to be a first-team participant for the membership sooner or later.

He not too long ago performed in a 2-0 defeat to Barnsley within the EFL Trophy and gained 71% of his floor duels while making two tackles and one interception and creating one probability from left-back.

Within the Premier League this season, Matt Targett is averaging 3.4 tackles and interceptions per match and has misplaced 54% of his particular person battles, which supplies an perception into the extent wanted to turn out to be the first-choice at left-back within the present staff.

Bondswell has performed 29 instances for Newcastle at U21 stage, after that includes in 37 video games for Leipzig’s academy, and has been capped by England at a number of age teams.

The teenager has proven sufficient promise to earn recognition at worldwide stage and caught the attention in Germany to earn comparisons to Alaba however it’s now all the way down to him to make the step as much as the primary staff.

If he can efficiently transition into taking part in common senior soccer then Howe might have his personal model of the versatile Actual Madrid star on his palms for a few years to come back.

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