Atletico Madrid full-back undergoing Newcastle United medical

Javier Manquillo
Javier Manquillo

Newcastle are on the verge of confirming a double deal today with the news that Atletico Madrid full-back Javier Manquillo is undergoing a United medical.

The 23-year-old defender, who spent last season on loan at Sunderland, has travelled to the Magpies training camp in Ireland, to undergo tests ahead of a potential permanent deal.

Manquillo, who can play on the right or the left, started just 15 Premier League games for the Black Cats last season, scoring once, on the final day of the season at champions Chelsea.

The former Spain Under-21 international has also had spells at Liverpool and Marseille earlier in his career.

United are close to confirming deals for both Manquillo and Norwich City winger Jacob Murphy, who has passed the first part of his medical today after a £10m+ deal was agreed with the Championship outfit.

More to come as we get it...