Newcastle United have been keeping an eye on Dutch wing-back Denzel Dumfries as Inter Milan look set to sell.
Inter Milan are reportedly set to have a clear-out this summer and one casualty of that is likely to be the flying wing-back, Denzel Dumfries according to reports from La Gazzetta dello Sport (via Get Football News Italy).
The report suggests that Newcastle have ‘tested the waters’ regarding a move for the 27-year-old. There’s interest from other Premier League clubs with Aston Villa recently believed to have made contact over a £44million move.
Inter are looking to make a huge profit on Denzel Dumfries
Dumfries arrived at Inter for around £12million from PSV in 2021 and has gone on to make 87 appearances in all competitions for the Italian side helping himself to seven goals and providing 13 assists along the way playing down the right flank.
The Dutch international has found himself playing as more of a right-winger this season but the slight change in position hasn’t hindered him in any way with the Italian press hailing his performances as ‘amazing‘.
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Newcastle brought in young right-back Harrison Ashby in January, but he is seen as more of a long-term replacement for Kieran Trippier, so there’s a good chance that Eddie Howe might look to bring in some more ready-made cover for the England defender.
Dumfries would be a quality addition to this Newcastle side
Dumfries has blistering pace and is very comfortable with the ball at his feet. He often impressed when representing the Netherlands at the recent European Championships and World Cup.
Whether Newcastle would be willing to fork out £44million for someone who is likely to play second fiddle to Trippier seems unlikely. Unless the idea is to use Dumfries higher up the pitch like Inter have been doing this season. The Magpies are definitely in the market for a right-winger and maybe Dumfries’ versatility could mean they get a two-in-one deal.
I’m personally a huge admirer of Dumfries after watching him for Holland recently and I’d love to see him at Newcastle. I always thought of him as a defender who is comfortable going forward, but maybe we’re looking to make him a winger who’s comfortable tracking back.