Newcastle United have joined the queue of Premier League clubs keen on Egyptian winger Ibrahim Adel who just missed out on a move to Rangers.

Ibrahim Adel currently plays for Egyptian side Pyramids and is catching the eye of many clubs around Europe after picking up the Player of the Tournament award in the Under 23’s African Cup of Nations where Egypt lost out on the trophy to Morocco in the final.

Since then, Rangers tried to sign the 22-year-old left winger according to TEAMtalk, but an agreement could not be reached.

Adel is being coveted by many teams around Europe including Newcastle

However, it’s thought that Adel won’t be short of options with Newcastle, Burnley, Aston Villa, Chelsea (obviously), Brighton and West Ham all keeping tabs on the forward. There’s also interest from around Europe too with the report suggesting that he could still move to a Russian side as their window doesn’t close until later today.

Last season Adel bagged four goals in his 22 Egyptian Premier League appearances for Pyramids before netting once for Egypt Under 23s while playing almost every minute in the Under 23’s AFCON.

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Adel looks like a player with a bright future ahead of him and practically has his pick of where to move next, so he could definitely be one for the future.

Do Newcastle really need another left-winger?

Given that Adel is a left-winger I’m not sure how strong Newcastle’s interest is. While the Magpies are trying to recruit for the future, if there’s one position we have covered it’s left wing.

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Anthony Gordon, Alexander Isak and Harvey Barnes can all cover that position and are all 25 or under. We also have Joelinton who can put in a good shift on the left flank too.

I imagine that Newcastle’s scouts will be keeping a close eye on Adel and if it turns out he has the potential to be world-class then I’m sure they’ll make a move regardless.

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