Newcastle, Fulham and Rangers eye defender as pundit labels Magpies as 'already on their holidays'

Newcastle United lost 2-0 against Arsenal in the Premier League last weekend.

Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 11:00 am

Indeed, Steve Bruce’s Magpies face FA Cup finalists Leicester City in the top-flight next time out with the Tynesiders looking to bounce back to winning ways.

Here, though, we take a look at all of the latest Newcastle United-related news and gossip from around the web:

Former Sunderland manager Roy Keane lays into Newcastle on Sky Sports

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Roy Keane

Ex-Sunderland boss and current Sky Sports pundit Roy Keane has criticised Newcastle United’s performance against Arsenal

Indeed, Keane stated that Martin Dubravka should’ve saved Mohammed Elneny’s strike that gave Arsenal.

“You say it’s a good finish, he’s obviously hit the target.

“It’s good movement from Bellerin, we know he’s capable of doing this.

“Elneny, you think ‘hit the target’, but for me, the keeper has to save this.

“To me, he’s got a good hand to it, he has to save it, not good enough, but Arsenal have been the better team and deserve to be in front.”

Keane then suggested that the Magpies need to step it up in the final weeks of the season.

“Obviously, they’ve had a decent run recently, but there was no intensity to their play like they were already on their holidays.

“It was an easy afternoon for Arsenal, but Newcastle certainly never turned up.

“That is going to be a problem for Brucey now in the last few weeks to get them going again and say they still want a couple of victories.”

Newcastle United linked with defensive reinforcements this summer

Newcastle United have been linked with a move for Danilho Doekhi.

The 22-year-old Dutch centre-back has done well for Vitesse Arnhem this campaign.

However, his performances have also reportedly caught the attention of Italian club Atalanta.

Fulham and Rangers were also said to be interested earlier this season.

A report in Telegraaf states that there is ‘serious interest’ from Newcastle United.

Doekhi has one year left on his current contract with the Dutch outfit with Vitesse will be under pressure to cash in on him unless he signs an extension or risk losing him for nothing.

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