Report: West Brom's Kieran Gibbs liked by Newcastle United

Head coach Rafa Benitez of Newcastle during the Pre-season friendly between SC Braga and Newcastle on August 1, 2018 in Braga, Portugal.

Gibbs is not the first West Bromwich Albion player in whom Newcastle United have been credited with interest.

West Bromwich Albion's Jose Salomon Rondon during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Tottenham Hotspur at The Hawthorns on May 5, 2018 in West Bromwich, England.

Newcastle United are taking an interest in another West Bromwich Albion player, according to the Daily Mail (August 2nd live blog, entry 16:51).

Strongly linked with a move for Salomon Rondon, Newcastle are also said to like the striker's West Brom teammate Kieran Gibbs.

 

The Daily Mail speculates, however, that Gibbs could be beyond the Magpies' current budget.

Newcastle are thought to be keen to strengthen in the left-back's position, with Stanley N'Soki of Paris Saint-Germain their latest target, according to the same report.

West Bromwich Albion's English defender Kieran Gibbs (L) vies with Tottenham Hotspur's English defender Kieran Trippier during the English Premier League football match between West...

West Brom, meanwhile, have already added Conor Townsend - formerly of Scunthorpe United - to their options, which could make Gibbs more attainable should Newcastle choose to pursue their alleged interest.

Gibbs, who has 10 caps for England, began his career at Arsenal before moving to West Brom for a reported fee of £6.75 million a year ago.

Would the West Brom left-back be a good addition for Newcastle United?

Head coach Rafa Benitez of Newcastle during the Pre-season friendly between SC Braga and Newcastle on August 1, 2018 in Braga, Portugal.

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