The Portugal international would be a superb addition to the Newcastle united squad.

Rafa Benitez is determined to add a strong central midfielder to his ranks at Newcastle this summer, according to a report from the Northern Echo, but quite who he will bring into the club remains to be seen.

An interesting option for them could be William Carvalho, and there will be no better time to try and sign a player of his ilk than now, considering the fact that he is available on a free transfer after he terminated his contract with Sporting Lisbon.

The 26-year-old is in incredibly powerful midfielder, and is most comfortable when providing a shield for his defence in the deep-lying midfield role.

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Carvalho plays with a level aggression and tenacity that is ideally suited to the robust nature of the Premier League, and he would add a certain kind of steel to Newcastle’s midfield that they have desperately lacked in recent years.

The 46-capped Portugal international is not just a one trick pony destroyer, though.

He possesses impressive technique and ability when in possession of the football, and his addition to the Toon’s midfield would undoubtedly help them improve upon the fluidity of their play through the middle of the park.

Funds are tight at St James’ Park this summer, and with this in mind, signing Carvalho on a free transfer is surely a no-brainer for Rafa.

Newcastle will not have things all their own way, however, with a whole host of Premier League sides thought to be interested in signing the Portuguese ace.

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