Premier League club Newcastle United are reportedly plotting a move for Manchester United defender Axel Tuanzebe this summer.

This is according to the publication from the stables of the Daily Mail which claimed that the Magpies want to boost their defensive options for the new season billed to start in over one week.

The Magpies want to bolster their squad with the signing of Axel Tuanzebe who spent last season on loan at former European Champions Aston Villa.

The 21-year-old center back joined Aston Villa on loan last summer and he was a key part of the team that secured promotion to the top flight of English football at the end of last season.

Aston Villa secured promotion to the Premier League via the playoffs.

The former European champions are back with the big boys after a two-year absence on the back of their win over Derby County in the final of the Championship playoffs.

Aston Villa finished the regular season in fifth position and it was good enough to seal a spot in the playoffs.

They saw off Midlands rivals West Brom via penalties in the semis before they beat Derby 2-1 in the final.

According to the aforementioned report, Axel Tuanzebe would be allowed to join Newcastle United if Manchester United manage to sign Harry Maguire from Leicester City.


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