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Newcastle told asking price for ‘Rolls-Royce’ target, Ashworth thinks he’s ‘unbelievable’

Newcastle had been reportedly monitoring Peterborough United defender Ronnie Edwards in the summertime switch window, and have now been advised the value they might want to pay to signal him.

The 20-year-old has caught the attention in League One, with a lot of Premier League sides eyeing him up, and it was revealed in August that Newcastle had despatched scouts to observe him.

The centre-back may nonetheless be of curiosity to Eddie Howe in January, ought to he want to add youth and depth to his squad, and he may now be obtainable at a cut price value.

Edwards’ price ticket revealed

A report from Peterborough Today has now revealed that the defender could possibly be obtainable for £6m, making him a possible cut price purchase given his expertise.

Newcastle’s depth at centre-back isn’t the strongest, with Jamaal Lascelles the one different pure possibility to exchange both Fabian Schar or Sven Botman, except Dan Burn strikes into the centre.

Edwards may subsequently be an affordable funding who can add depth and sure add high quality for the long run, ought to Newcastle search to signal him within the January window.


How good is Edwards?

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Sporting director Dan Ashworth charges Edwards extremely, having scouted him throughout his time at Brighton, and he has even praised him up to now.

“We know all about your boy, the reports at Brighton I got. He is a Rolls Royce of a centre-half,” Dan Ashworth as soon as advised Peterborough Chairman Darragh MacAnthony.

“But, we, Newcastle, are looking at the attacking end of the pitch at the moment. But he said ‘Barry, absolute Rolls Royce. Every scout report that went into Brighton, unbelievable.”

Edwards has performed in each minute of Peterborough’s League One marketing campaign up to now this season, scoring as soon as in 12 video games, and regardless of his younger age, he has already clocked up 101 appearances for his facet.

Although this can be one thing of a shock signing in January, it could possibly be a shrewd one for an enormous long-term achieve.

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