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Newcastle can full their midfield by signing third Brazilian celebrity

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Newcastle United‘s heavy spending beneath the Saudi PIF may very well be about to proceed in the summertime, with the Magpies needing to extend their squad depth.

The membership will already be trying to strengthen the centre-back division after the long-term harm suffered by Sven Botman, with the Dutchman dominated out for as much as 9 months after his ACL surgical procedure.

Accidents have left Eddie Howe‘s facet depleted in a number of areas, with different gamers akin to Joelinton and Callum Wilson spending a number of months on the sidelines.

The membership have usually been gentle in midfield, with the membership concentrating on one other Brazilian so as to add to the duo of Bruno Guimaraes and Joelinton who already ply their commerce at St James’ Park.

Newcastle serious about one other Brazilian midfielder

In accordance with Italian outlet Tutto Atalanta, the Magpies are serious about signing 24-year-old Brazilian midfielder Ederson from Serie A outfit Atalanta.

The teenager has made 27 appearances within the league this season, scoring on 5 events, together with a superb header within the 3-2 defeat towards Lazio earlier this marketing campaign.

The previous Salernitana midfielder has emerged as a possible possibility for Howe’s facet this summer season, however any deal could be a pricey one for the Magpies.

Certainly, it is thought that the Toon are prepared to bid £34m to safe the providers of one of many Italian membership’s star performers from this marketing campaign.

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It isn’t simply the value Howe’s facet wants to fret about, with a number of different sides akin to Atlético Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur additionally credited with an curiosity within the Atalanta sensation.

Regardless of any price ticket and competitors from elsewhere, the Brazilian could be an unbelievable piece of enterprise for the Magpies, together with his stats this season higher than present Newcastle midfielders Joelinton and Guimaraes.

How Ederson compares to Guimaraes and Joelinton

When delving into the trio’s stats, all of them complement one another properly – with Ederson probably being the right match alongside his compatriots within the centre of the Magpies’ midfield.

The three Brazilians all have very comparable playstyles, all of them having fun with the attacking and defensive facet of the sport as mirrored by their stats per 90 within the Serie A and Premier League this season.

Ederson v Guimaraes v Joelinton in 2023/24

Statistics (per 90)

Ederson

Guimaraes

Joelinton

Tackles

2.8

2.3

2

Interceptions

1.3

1

1.5

Progressive passes

6.3

7.2

4.1

Blocks

1.7

1.3

1.5

Photographs

1.3

1

1.6

Stats by way of FBref

As seen within the desk above, all three of the gamers are efficient at each ends of the pitch, with a midfield trio of Joelinton, Guimaraes and Ederson a really thrilling prospect.

The present Atalanta man comes out on prime for many blocks and tackles per 90, however while trailing Joelinton for many photographs per recreation, he has the best objective tally of the gamers – with Ederson extra scientific than the one-time centre-forward.

Though the membership could face stiff competitors from sides throughout Europe for his signature, the Magpies should work tirelessly to persuade the 24-year-old to maneuver to St James’ Park this summer season. Certainly his array of progressive and passing makes him seem to be a participant who is just tailored for Premier League life.

He could be the lacking piece in Howe’s midfield puzzle, with Ederson probably permitting the membership to edge nearer to a European push while additionally offering wanted depth within the centre of the sector.

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