Martin Dubravka was unable to keep a clean sheet against Wales on Sunday. Slovakia lost the Euro 2020 qualifier 1-0, with Dan James netting the only goal of the game.
The Swansea winger was starting his first competitive game for Wales, having made his debut in a friendly in 2018.
Ryan Giggs selected a young side, and it paid dividends. James’ goal won Wales the game, scoring past Dubravka in the fifth minute.
There was nothing the Newcastle goalkeeper could do. James’ effort flew past him, firing low into the bottom left corner from the edge of the box after a Slovakia mistake.
The 21-year-old has had an interesting few months. He was set to join Leeds in January before the Swans decided to keep him at the last minute.
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The youngster also starred in Swansea’s FA Cup clash with Manchester City, giving the Premier League champions a plethora of problems.
James looks ideal for Newcastle
There was talk recently of a change of recruitment at Newcastle.
Mike Ashley reportedly wants to go back to signing young players who have the potential to be sold for a big profit. And that is exactly what James is.
And he also would add some extra quality out wide which we lack. With Kenedy unlikely to be at the club next season, we’ll need another option and James certainly fits the bill.
His pace is incredible with and without the ball. Combine that with Miguel Almiron, and we could be a devastating counter-attacking outfit.
If he is available this summer, then Newcastle must enter the conversation and register their interest.