Aston Villa Star ‘Attracting Interest’ From Newcastle And 2 Other Clubs But His Price Tag Could Be A Problem

Newcastle are keeping tabs on Aston Villa attacking midfielder Jacob Ramsey, according to The Telegraph.

The Villans do need to free up funds to stay within the Premier League’s Profit and Sustainability rules and the 22-year-old could be sacrificed if they can’t sell other players this summer.

Ramsey is believed to be keen on staying at his current club but a sale could be sanctioned if a good enough offer is received for the midfielder.

The Telegraph report that the player is not only “attracting interest” from the Magpies, but also Liverpool and Tottenham.

Villa will demand a sizeable sum for Ramsey

Persuading the England Under 21 international to make the switch to St James’ Park is not the only problem that Eddie Howe’s side will face. There will also be issues surrounding the price.

Even if Villa do make Ramsey available, it is believed that they will slap a sky-high valuation on him, which will make it difficult for Newcastle and their rivals to afford the transfer.

Newcastle should be wary of Ramsey’s injury record

It’s been a difficult season for the Englishman due to various fitness issues. He has spent lengthy periods on the sidelines with foot and toe injuries, and he has also picked up a hamstring problem.

His inability to stay free of injury meant that Ramsey only made 21 appearances in all competitions this season, with just 8 league starts in total.

With the Magpies having had their fair share of players on the treatment table over the course of the last year, they will be reluctant to take a risk on Ramsey; especially if his price tag is rather steep.

Howe is believed to be in the market for a new no.10 but there are likely to be better options out there in terms of both cost and availability.

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David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.