The market Newcastle could look to exploit this summer

There is a feeling amongst Newcastle fans and other fanbases around the country that shopping in England’s lower divisions is risky and the leagues are not close to the standard of the Premier League.

This is true in a sense, as the gap between the Premier League and the EFL is big, financially and in quality. This makes some people quick to judge certain EFL players we’re linked. but I disagree with judging players based on the team and league they play in – if there are clear signs of their quality and they fit into the side, it shouldn’t matter.

The Championship, however, does have an unfair reputation. The quality of the Championship is very high, still far from the Premier League but compared to other top leagues across Europe it really isn’t that far off. There is an abundance of top-quality players in this league with the level of coaches also increasing. This season we have a Championship team making the semi-final of the FA Cup, beating Premier League opposition to get there.

Also, it is much easier for players to adapt to the Premier League than any other foreign leagues. The Championship is played at a similar intensity as the Premier League and the physicality of the league is also as high. These factors are sometimes what makes it difficult for foreign players to adapt to the Premier League and English football. We would not have to worry about this when it comes to buying from the Championship.

I should say before I start suggesting players, I am not saying we should do all our business in the Championship – I am purely just trying to debunk the myth about Championship players.

So, I am going to focus on three priority positions for Newcastle in the summer; we need a young ball playing centre back who can defend channels, be aerially dominant and deal with the physicality of certain strikers. We need a defensive midfielder (number six) who can dominate duels, win second/loose balls, cover a lot of space and is reliable at progressing…


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Author : Jake Armstrong

Publish date : 2024-04-30 12:26:11

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