Newcastle United player on former club's 'wanted list' – transfer move expected

Newcasstle United defender Kelland Watts is a transfer target for a League One team.

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Kelland Watts is back at Newcastle United for the start of pre-season training – but the defender might not be around for long.

Watts spent last season on loan at Peterborough United, but injuries restricted him to just five League One starts.

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And Watts was among the players who reported back for the start of pre-season training yesterday.

However, Wigan Today report that Watts is on Wigan Athletic's summer "wanted list".

The 23-year-old, in the final year of his Newcastle contract, helped the club win League One the season before last during a successful loan.

Injury blow

Watts had suffered a serious hamstring injury at Peterborough after extending his loan at the club at the turn of the year.

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Darragh MacAnthony, the club's chairman, revealed in January that he had tried to send Watts back to Newcastle after he suffered the injury.

Replying to a fan on Twitter, McAnthony said: “Asked 3 times and turned down 3 times. Life of an EFL club at times.”

Watts had joined Peterborourgh on September 1 on a half-season loan as he recovered from a knee injury.