Newcastle Scouted Swedish International Right-Back Last Night

The Chronicle are reporting that Newcastle United scouted two players at Hull City’s friendly against Amiens last night.

The Ligue 1 club defeated Hull City 2-0 and Newcastle scouts were at the game. They were looking at Hull City right-winger Jarrod Bowen who has been linked with a move to Newcastle.

However, the Chronicle are also reporting that they scouted Amien’s Swedish International right-back Emil Krafth who started the game at Hull yesterday.

Emil Krafth is a 24-year-old right-back who has just joined SC Amiens this summer for about €2m. Krafth spent last season on loan with the French club and has just joined permanently from Serie A side Bologna.

Emil Krafth– Newcastle have scouted player

Krafth has made 20 appearances for Sweden and is a defensively minded right-back. He appeared 36 times for Amiens last season with 1 goal and 1 assist.

He joined Bologna in the summer of 2015 from Swedish club Helsingborg but has made only 45 appearances for the Serie A club.

We are not too sure on this link as Amiens has just made the player’s transfer permanent. We also feel like he would not really strengthen the squad at right-back over DeAndre Yedlin and Javier Manquillo.

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