There has been intense speculation surrounding the future of Marvelous Nakamba in the last period.
According to the football transfer rumours in British media, Newcastle United are willing to buy Aston Villa midfielder Marvelous Nakamba.
The Zimbabwe international joined Aston Villa from Club Brugge for a fee in the region of 12 million euros in August 2019. His contract expires in the summer of 2024.
The midfielder has featured in 7 matches this term in all competitions.
The 27-year-old is considered to be one of the best midfielders in Zimbabwe. Nakamba has earned 23 senior caps for the Zimbabwe national team but is yet to open his goal-scoring account for his nation.
His performances have seen him become the target of many Premier League clubs including Newcastle.
The Magpies are looking to sign a midfielder and have identified the 27-year-old as potential transfer target. They will have funds to spend in the market and it will be interesting to see how they approach the winter transfer window.
There is no doubt that Nakamba will take Newcastle’s midfield to a different level. He has the quality and the experience to make an immediate impact.
According to the report, “Newcastle United are eyeing a January move for Aston Villa midfielder Marvelous Nakamba. The Magpies are set to reinforce the squad after their takeover by a Saudi Arabia-backed consortium. Newcastle are turning their attention to central midfielder Nakamba, per Football Insider. The 27-year-old is not indispensable to Villa, but they will ask at least £15 million for his services. Newcastle are set to be one of the busiest clubs in January, as they flex their financial muscle and attempt to avoid relegation to the Championship.”
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However, Nakamba won’t come cheap as his current contract runs out in the summer of 2024.
Aston Villa are not in a position where they need to sell and would like to keep hold of the midfielder, but offers of at least 18 million euros may force the club to consider a deal.
Newcastle have to fork out a huge transfer fee if they are genuinely interested in the Zimbabwe international.
Good signing for Newcastle United?
The Magpies must improve their midfield options and the signing of Nakamba would be a step in the right direction.
The 27-year-old is certainly a player that would strengthen the current Newcastle squad and would be a good buy in the winter transfer window.
Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Newcastle.
It will be interesting to see whether Newcastle United will make their move during the winter transfer window.
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Should Newcastle United sign Marvelous Nakamba?
Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.