There are a couple of very good left-backs that could slot in nicely in the Newcastle first-team that have only one year remaining on their current deals.
Ramy Bensebaini is a twenty-four year old who plays for Rennes. He is reportedly not going to resign with the Ligue 1 club this summer.
He has just one year remaining on his initial four year deal he signed when joining from Montpellier in 2016. Those that watched the Africa Cup of Nations will have noticed Bensabaini as he found a lot of time on camera due to his style of play which is quite interesting at times.
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Bensebaini is a tough-tackling left-back who is also very good in the air. He can cover at centre-half as well and is 6’2″ tall. While not productive going forward he is a very good defender. He does have excellent pace though only produced one assist last season.
Ramy Bensebaini– Algerian international left-back
He is very good on the ball and an excellent passer. Outside Of The Boot did a good scouting report on him a few years ago.
Robin Gosens is a German left-back who plies his trade in Serie A for Atalanta. He has just one year left on his initial deal with the Italian club. He joined Atalanta in Dutch club Heracles in 2017 for just €900k.
Gosens to is an excellent defender though he can also play further forward as a left-midfielder. In fact over the past two seasons, Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini has deployed Gosens further forward to fit his 3-4-3 formation.
Robin Gosens– Atalanta’s German left-back
Gosens would perfectly fit into the system that Bruce used in the match against West Ham on Saturday as he is used to getting forward but is also a superb defender.
We are not sure if Gosens would be willing to move to Newcastle however as he has been heavily linked with Schalke in his native Germany. He also will enjoy Champions League football next year if he stays at Atalanta. His price tag has been set at €12m by his club which would be a good deal even though the player has just the one year left on his deal.
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