Newcastle reportedly have no intention of letting Isaac Hayden leave the club this summer amid links with Watford.
The midfielder was in the transfer gossip columns yesterday, as the Sun claimed Newcastle wanted to sign Hornets ace Will Hughes.
However, it was stated that Hayden could be offered in a swap deal – something that angered a lot of Toon fans.
According to the Sun, Newcastle’s tight budget may force Steve Bruce to offer Watford a player in exchange for Hughes.
They reported that Watford are interested in Hayden, whose position is ‘under threat’.
While Hughes would be an exciting addition for the Magpies, there is no way he should be brought in at the expense of Hayden.
The Arsenal academy graduate has been a pivotal figure for Newcastle in recent years, and recently signed a new long-term contract with the club.
Now a fresh report has provided fans with an update on Newcastle’s stance over Hayden’s future.
Newcastle reportedly have no plans to let Isaac Hayden join Watford
Multiple local reporters have stated that Newcastle do not want Hayden to leave.
The Chronicle’s Lee Ryder and Sky Sports’ Keith Downie have both claimed that the 26-year-old is going nowhere.
They have also added that Newcastle haven’t held talks with Watford about signing Hughes, despite yesterday’s claim from the Sun.
Considering multiple journalists are reporting the same news, it seems as though this information has likely come from the club themselves.
While he missed the end of the season due to injury, it is essential that we keep Hayden.
Newcastle only need to sign one midfielder this summer – and his name is Joe Willock.