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Newcastle optimistic of signing Rob Holding from Arsenal

Newcastle United are optimistic in the summer transfer window, according to 90min, to sign Rob Holding from Premier League rivals Arsenal. Leeds United are still in the hunt for the 24-year-old central defender, but the Magpies feel they can smash the Englishman ‘s signature at the West Yorkshire club.

Newcastle’s Steve Bruce wants to join Holding this summer on a season-long Arsenal loan contract. The Magpies are short on centre-backs, and they need to strengthen their squad at the back with new Premier League season to start next weekend.

Holding Arsenal from Bolton Wanderers in 2016. Although the Englishman is very good, his success at the Emirates Stadium was hampered by injuries and there was rivalry for places in defence as well. The 24-year-old centre-back played 581 minutes in the Premier League and 270 minutes for the Gunners in the Europa League last season, according to WhoScored.

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