Newcastle United transfer rumours: Rafa Benitez tipped to swoop for £8m ex-Manchester City ace

While the transfer window is still several months away, speculation surrounding summer moves is already in full flow.

Tuesday, 5th March 2019, 3:24 pm
Updated Tuesday, 5th March 2019, 3:32 pm
Rafa Benitez has been tipped to sign an international midfielder

And Newcastle United have already been linked with a host of players ahead of what could prove to be a busy summer window.

The latest name linked with St James's Park is that of Aaron Mooy, currently of Huddersfield Town.

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An Australian international, Mooy could leave Yorkshire if the club fail to secure Premier League survival this campaign with the 28-year-old keen to continue his career in the top flight.

Mooy joined the Terriers in an £8million deal from Manchester City in 2017, and now Fox Sports pundit Simon Hill has tipped the midfielder to join either Rangers or Newcastle.

He said: "Probably not Celtic because they’ve got Tommy Rogic but you never know. I just wonder whether (a move to Rangers) might be a possibility.

“Or maybe somewhere like a Newcastle.

“Let’s be honest, he’s not going to go to Man United or Man City or Liverpool, Spurs, Chelsea etc but I think that next tier down of club is a possibility.”