Newcastle United news: Magpies' battle' Leeds United for £12.8m defender, Pundit hits out at Miguel Almiron

Tottenham Hotspur are facing a left-back crisis ahead of Sunday’s Premier League tie with Newcastle United.

Tuesday, 30th March 2021, 4:54 pm

Ben Davies, last week, withdrew from the Wales squad following a significant injury to his calf with a return date unknown.

That leaves Sergio Reguilon as the only senior like-for-like replacement in the Spurs squad, however, the 24-year-old is facing a race against the clock to be passed fit.

Reguilon is back on the grass but has not yet resumed full training with a number of his teammates currently on international duty.

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Tottenham Hotspur left-back Sergio Reguilon is facing a race against time to be fit for this weekend's trip to Newcastle United. (Photo by JOHN WALTON/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Matt Doherty also picked up a knock whilst playing for the Republic of Ireland during their shock home defeat to Luxembourg.

Newcastle United linked with Serie A defender again

Newcastle have again been linked with a move for Sampdoria defender Omar Colley, with reports that Fulham have joined the race.

The 28-year-old, according to ClubDoria46 via Sport Witness, is being monitored by the pair as well as Leeds United and West Ham United.

The Serie A club reportedly want between £8.5million and £12.8m for the Gambian international, who only recently signed a new contract until June 2025.

Colley to St James’s Park was a transfer rumour that was floated around in January when he almost joined Fulham before a dealt fell through due to “bureaucratic difficulties’”.

Former England goalkeeper hits out at Miguel Almiron

Former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson has strongly criticised Miguel Almiron after the winger told the Paraguayan media he wanted to play “in a team that is fighting more”.

Robinson told Football Insider: “It is the last thing you need when you are in a relegation battle and your team are not playing well. When your backs are against the wall you don’t need one of your better players saying stuff like that.

“If it was a player who had consistently fought hard every week and gives 110 per cent with tackles and runs you could have more sympathy for those comments. If it had come from a captain, or a leader at the club, you could take it more easily.

“But coming from Almiron, I do not think that will go down too well. People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.”

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