According to the Northern Echo, Newcastle are tracking Aaron Mooy and Tom Cairney ahead of the summer transfer window.

The pair are part of a trio of centre midfielders that the Northern Echo believe the Magpies are watching, with the third being Stefano Sensi.

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With uncertain futures for Mo Diame, Isaac Hayden and Jonjo Shelvey, it makes a lot of sense that we’re lining up multiple midfield targets.

However, Mooy and Cairney are intriguing targets.

Why are we looking at Mooy and Cairney?

According to the Mirror, there could be a change of transfer policy at Newcastle this summer. The report states that Mike Ashley wants to go back to signing younger players who can then be sold in the future for a big profit.

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If that is the case, then why would Newcastle target two midfielders who are 28-years-old?

Mooy and Cairney are two talented footballers, but their ages mean they don’t fit the blueprint. While Huddersfield and Fulham are very likely to be playing Championship football next season, that doesn’t mean they’ll sell their best players on the cheap.

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The pair will cost a decent amount of money, and at their age there isn’t much potential to make a big profit in the future.

While they would certainly improve our midfield options, they don’t seem like the players that would get Ashley dipping into his pocket.

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