‘Get rid’, ‘Cheerio’ – Some Newcastle fans want ‘Liability’ sold as they close in on new signing

OPINION

Emil Krafth’s arrival at Newcastle United is going to mean that Steve Bruce will have a surplus of right-backs in his squad. As pictured by the Chronicle, the Amiens right-back has arrived in the North-East ahead of completing his move to join the Magpies. However Newcastle already have Javier Manquillo and DeAndre Yedlin to choose from at right-back – so what’s going to happen to them? These Magpies supporters have made their mind up and they want USA international Yedlin to be given the boot by Bruce. Manquillo has impressed during pre-season and according to stats by WhoScored, the Spanish full-back was dribbled past fewer times on average and also committed fewer fouls on average than Yedlin. Neither stand out that much against each other really but Manquillo is slightly better and his ability to play at left-back is also a plus point. It remains to be seen how much of an upgrade Krafth will be on either of them, but if he’s at least better than Yedlin then that’s an improvement, albeit a narrow one.

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