Newcastle ponder swoop for Bournemouth duo

Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe
Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe. Photo by Shutterstock.

Newcastle United are reportedly considering making a summer move for Bournemouth duo Lloyd Kelly and Philip Billing.

Kelly, whose contract expires at season’s end, has attracted attention from a host of top clubs, including AC Milan and Monaco, thanks to his versatile defensive capabilities.

Despite facing potential competition from European powerhouses, the Magpies, now free from January’s financial constraints, see Kelly as a perfect fit, with manager Eddie Howe keen to reunite with his former player.

The Daily Mail reports that alongside Kelly, midfielder Philip Billing is also on Newcastle’s radar, with a possible move being explored as a contingency for Joelinton’s speculated departure.

As Newcastle navigates its financial recovery, securing Kelly and Billing could mark a significant bolstering of their lineup, especially if European competition is on the horizon.