Newcastle ‘target £35m Leeds star Jack Harrison and £20m Aston Villa wonderkid Carney Chukwuemeka in double hit’
NEWCASTLE would prepare a sensational double swoop for Jack Harrison and Carney Chukwuemeka.
Eddie Howe’s side are looking to add the Premier League pair to their ranks as they continue to rebuild the squad following their Saudi-led takeover.
Leeds United’s Harrison scored his final goal of the season last year as a sensational win over Brentford saw them survive relegation in dire circumstances.
Chukwuemeka meanwhile put himself on the map after a fantastic U19 European Championship campaign, where he helped England to victory.
However, the transfer guru fabrice romano claimed the promising 18-year-old could leave Aston Villa this summer, given that he only has one year left on his contract.
Barcelona are claimed to be top of the pack for the midfielder, with the Daily Mail suggesting Newcastle are firmly interested in a deal.
The report goes on to claim that their interest also extends to Harrison, despite Jesse March’s side having put a £35m price tag on his name.
That may not put off the Magpies, as their manager is a huge admirer of the 25-year-old.
He will be looking to lead his side in the same vein as they did at the end of last season, with the prospect of relegation completely gone with a few more games to go.
They have been praised for their transfer activity so far since operating under new ownership, securing the coups of Kieran Trippier and Bruno Guimaraes in January.
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The arrivals of Nick Pope and Sven Botman from Lille will encourage the fans.
Guimaraes is confident Newcastle can even break into the top six next season.
He said: “We can surprise others. We have quality and the coach is so smart that we can do it.
“We dream of the Champions League.
“We know the big six have good teams, so we have to be calm – step by step we can get there.
“This is just the beginning. We can dream higher.