Report: Newcastle renew interest in signing New York Red Bulls star Kemar Lawrence

Newcastle are reportedly pursuing New York Red Bulls defender Kemar Lawrence again.

According to TEAMtalk, Newcastle United are weighing up a move to sign New York Red Bulls left back Kemar Lawrence in January.

The Magpies have struggled so far this season, and left back has been a real position of concern for under-fire manager Steve McClaren.

Neither Paul Dummett or Massadio Haidara have nailed down the position, and though Kevin Mbabu did impress there against Chelsea, many fans still want the position resolving in January.

McClaren may well agree with that, as TEAMtalk report that Newcastle are lining up a January move for New York Red Bulls star Kemar Lawrence next month.

Reports from Once A Metro over the summer suggested that the Magpies were watching Lawrence ahead of a possible bid for the left back, and McClaren appears to have rekindled his interest in the player.

The 23-year-old shot to stardom during Copa America, having starred for Jamaica, particularly against Argentina where he shackled Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi.

With great pace and potential, Lawrence is considered to be one of the best left backs in Major League Soccer, and Newcastle aren't the only team being linked with a move to sign him.

The report from TEAMtalk states that Leicester City and Reading are also looking at Lawrence ahead of the January transfer window, meaning Newcastle may have to move quickly if they want to lure the Jamaican international to Tyneside.

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