In January, Newcastle spent a lot of time chasing Sevilla defender Diego Carlos, only to fail in their pursuit of the Brazilian.
It looked like Eddie Howe would return for South America this summer, although Aston Villa have already agreed a deal worth £26 million.
While that could be a blow to Newcastle, it potentially means Tyrone Mings – another Magpies target – could now leave.
What is the story?
Well, it’s been said that Howe wants to bring the England international to St James’ Park.
Now the Telegraph I think the 29-year-old’s future at Villa Park is uncertain as Steven Gerrard is also targeting another centre-back.
Even with the arrival of Diego Carlos, we can consider the departure of Ming.
Therefore, if another central defender arrives in the Midlands, then Howe will surely feel he can attract the £20 million man far from the Villans.
It was Howe who brought Mings to Bournemouth in 2015, so this rumor may well have some legs as we enter the summer window.
Newcastle should avoid Tyrone Mings
In our opinion, Newcastle should decide not to sign Mings, for the same reason we believe Aston Villa’s move for Diego Carlos is a bad idea.
The Brazilian is 29, Mings is not far off at 28.
Spending huge sums on players approaching their thirties is not a good idea, when younger options – like 22-year-old Sven Botman, another Newcastle target – are available.
The likes of Diego Carlos and Mings will not command the fees they were signed for at the end of their contracts.
On the contrary, a player like Botman will see his value increase, as he improves over the years.
This ensures that Newcastle have good resale value within their squad, which will help build a squad within Financial Fair Play guidelines.
Whatever happens, it looks like Mings will leave Aston Villa this summer – only time will tell if Newcastle is his next destination.
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