Newcastle United supporters will surely be in agreement with a suggestion that the club should make a move for departing Liverpool full-back Alberto Moreno this summer.
The Chronicle, in a report suggesting some potential free agents Newcastle should look to sign this summer, have suggested that Moreno would be a good addition for the Magpies with the left-back set to be released at the end of his current deal with Liverpool.
It is easy to see why the report has suggested Moreno would be a useful signing for Newcastle this summer, with the left-back position causing something of an issue for manager Rafa Benitez last season.
The club’s current first choice in the left-back position is Paul Dummett, but the Wales international has suffered problems with injuries at times over the last year, which suggests the Magpies are in need of finding another player who can challenge the defender for his place.
Benitez, if he remains in charge of the club, is likely to be targeting a new left-back during the transfer window, having tried to strengthen the position when he signed Antonio Barreca, whose impact was minimal at St James’ Park to say the least, on loan from Ligue 1 side AS Monaco in January.
A move for Moreno this summer would be a relatively cheap one, especially considering Newcastle would not have to pay a transfer fee for the 26-year-old, which would be music to the ears of Mike Ashley who is not known for wanting to release vast sums for his manger to strengthen their squad.
Although Moreno has been largely frozen out at Liverpool towards the end of his time at Anfield, the full-back still offers the ability to provide an attacking threat by always looking to make overlapping runs down the left hand side of the pitch.
The Spaniard would also offer tactical diversity for Benitez’s side, with the defender having the qualities to play at both left-back, or in a left-wing back role, which could be useful given Newcastle adopted a wing-back system at times last season.