Marvelous Nakamba Linked With £15m Newcastle Move

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By Sports Reporter

ZIMBABWE international and Aston Villa midfielder Marvelous Nakamba has been linked with a £15m move to Newcastle United in the January transfer window.

Newcastle were initially interested in signing Nakamba before the start of the season but the Birmingham-based side opted against sanctioning a move for the hardworking midfielder.

However, after the recent £300m takeover of Newcastle United by a Saudi Arabian-backed consortium, they could have a huge amount to spend on new players in January.

It could see Newcastle eventually build in the same manner as Chelsea and Manchester City, turning into one of the most successful teams in the country.

According to a British football website, Football Insider, a source at Newcastle has claimed that the Magpies are keen on signing Nakamba, who has made 57 appearances for Villa.

Newcastle, who are in danger of being relegated want to improve their quality in central midfield and believe that the 27-year-old could be a perfect addition in that respect.

A bid of around £15m could be enough to prise the 23-cap Zimbabwe international away from Villa Park.

While Nakamba has been a good performer for Villa – he has the best passing accuracy rate of anyone in the current squad this season he has continued to play second fiddle to Villa head coach Dean Smith’s preferred midfield two of Douglas Luiz and John McGinn.

He has not started for Villa in the Premier League since the opening-day defeat to Watford and only four appearances off the substitutes bench have come his way since.

Last season Nakamba came in from the bench to play against Newcastle, putting in a sound showing and he also began the defeats of Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea in the final two games of Villa ‘s 2020-21 campaign.