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Newcastle United Showing Strong Interest In AS Roma Midfielder: What Will He Bring To Tyneside?

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In a recent print edition, Correire dello Sport claimed that Newcastle United are showing strong interest in AS Roma midfielder Jordan Veretout this summer. It has been mentioned that the Magpies are eyeing a move for the French talent as Eddie Howe looks to strengthen his midfield during the summer transfer window.

Veretout’s Outstanding Campaign In Serie A

The 29-year-old is enjoying an impressive season in Italian football after producing a series of productive displays at the heart of José Mourinho’s midfield. The Ancenis-born talent has banged in four goals and secured nine assists in 37 matches for the Italian outfit this season across multiple competitions.

The Frenchman has given a good account of himself at the centre of the park as he is averaging 1.0 tackles, 0.8 interceptions, 0.7 clearances, 0.9 shots, 1.0 crosses and 1.7 key passes per 90 minutes in Serie A. He has even been tidy when distributing the ball from midfield, as evidenced by his pass success rate of 88.4% in league football (stats via whoscored).

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MILAN, ITALY – FEBRUARY 08: Jordan Veretout of AS Roma looks on during the Coppa Italia match between FC Internazionale and AS Roma at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on February 08, 2022 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)
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What Will Veretout Bring To Newcastle United?

Veretout has contributed by scoring and creating his fair share of goals from midfield this season. He can strike the ball with power and accuracy from long range. The French sensation is also proficient at offering decent protection for his teammates at the back. He is even a tidy passer of the ball and could be a success story at a club like Newcastle United if he can make a smooth transition to life in England.

At 29, Veretout is currently enjoying his prime which makes him a good fit for the Magpies to consider in the summer. We can expect the AS Roma talent to bring some much-needed quality to Eddie Howe‘s first team.

Veretout has got what it takes to make an immediate impact at the Tyneside club and could even help them challenge for a European place in the Premier League over the next couple of years. The five-time France international will also increase competition for places within Howe’s match-day squad. Thus, it makes sense for Howe to follow up on their interest by launching a move for Veretout this summer.

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