Newcastle are on the hunt for a winger, and Dwight McNeil is a player who is thought to be on their radar.
According to the football transfer rumours in British media, Newcastle United are linked with a move for Burnley winger Dwight McNeil.
The England international joined Burnley from Manchester United in 2014. The 20-year-old has a valid contract with Burnley until June 2023.
McNeil made 58 appearances across all competitions for Burnley, scoring 5 goals and supplying 10 assists in return.
The 20-year-old has been touted as one of the brightest young prospects in England.
Dwight McNeil has represented England at Under-20 and Under-21 level, winning 9 caps and scoring one goal.
The England international will be high in demand this summer, with him having enjoyed a sublime season for Burnley this term.
Dwight McNeil is widely regarded as a key transfer target for Newcastle United this summer.
The report claims that Newcastle United manager has extensively scouted Dwight McNeil and is considering a move for the winger.
McNeil has the talent to play many roles in attack.
According to the report, “Newcastle United are lining up a summer move for Burnley winger Dwight McNeil. The Evening Chronicle says the 20-year-old Clarets star – who is valued at £35million – could be allowed to leave Turf Moor this term. McNeil has made 29 appearances this season and scored twice, and has been looked at by the Magpies as well as Man United and Chelsea. Newcastle’s scouting unit have been furloughed but the winger was looked at before the virus pandemic. United have been alerted to his availability by sources close to the player’s agency Unique Sports Management who also represent Toon players Jamaal Lascelles, Dwight Gayle, Paul Dummett and Karl Darlow.”
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It would take a huge offer from Newcastle United to prise the 20-year-old winger from Burnley.
Nevertheless, Dwight McNeil stands as an excellent option for Newcastle.
Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Newcastle.
Newcastle United fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club.
It will be interesting to see whether Newcastle United will make their move during the summer transfer window.
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