Newcastle United consider letting this defender leave this summer

Newcastle United could look to move on Emil Krafth this summer in a bid to freshen up the squad, according to a report.

Monday, 5th July 2021, 2:39 pm
Sheffield United player Daniel Jebbison (r) is challenged by Emil Krafth.

It was only last month that Krafth reaffirmed his commitment to Newcastle United

The defender had spoken about his club future while with Sweden, his country, at Euro 2020.

Krafth, signed from Amiens two years ago, was linked with a move away from the club last summer.

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The Sun claim Newcastle could look to move him on this summer.

Alan Nixon, of The Sun, tweeted: “NEWCASTLE. Could move out Swedish right back Krafth as look for new squad cover defender.”

The right-back had a tough first 18 months at Newcastle, but he found some form as a makeshift central defender late in the season in a back five. Krafth believes he is now “thriving” at the club – and on Tyneside.

“I assume that I will stay,” Krafth told Fotbollskanalen. “I have two years left on my contract. As it looks now, I will stay, 100%. You know that things can happen overnight when it comes to football, but I thrive very well in the club and the city. I really want to stay.”

Meanwhile, Newcastle have been linked with a cut-price deal for former France youth international defender Mouctar Diakhaby.

But the Magpies will reportedly face competition for the 24-year-old central defender from Brendan Rodgers and Leicester City.

Valencia, keen to raise cash, are keen to recoup around £9million for the player they rated in the £36million bracket just two years ago.