Newcastle are interested in Manchester City’s bench warmer

According to the latest 90min reports, Newcastle United’s newly appointed manager Eddie Howe is interested in bringing a Manchester City defender struggling to find playing time at the Etihad to the Magpies.

The player in question is Eddie Howe’s former defender Nathan Ake, who played for him when he managed AFC Bournemouth.

As the new Magpies boss, Howe has been promised funding by the club’s new owners and will be assisted in every way possible in recruiting players.

One of the areas Howe is looking to strengthen in the upcoming January window is the defense, and understandably so, because Newcastle’s defense this season has been very poor. They are currently in 19th place, after conceding the second most goals in the league with 24.

Reports suggest that Manchester City’s Nathan Ake, who has only played 6 games this season and will continue to fight for playing time at the Etihad, is one of the first names on his shortlist.

This should come as no surprise to anyone as Howe wants faces that he can trust and know can have an immediate impact.

Ake is not the only Manchester City player they have been linked with since the takeover. The list includes Raheem Sterling, who has also been linked with a move to Spanish giants Barcelona, ​​and English international John Stones.

If Pep Guardiola decides to let Ake leave the club, he could use the funds to sign a new striker and consider giving a chance to youth player Taylor Harwood-Bellis, who has impressed on loan at Anderlecht under Vincent Kompany this season .

What do you think Manchester City and Pep Guardiola will do if the Magpies knock? Should they let Ake leave or keep him as a rotation option if one of the first-choice defenders gets injured? Tell us in the comments below.

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