Newcastle reigniting their interest in this Eredivisie starlet to beat Southampton in the race would be a masterstroke by Benitez

Newcastle United opinion: Should the Magpies make a move for Ritsu Doan?

Despite the fact that Liverpool were chasing after a title and the fact that Liverpool demolished Newcastle United in the reverse fixture, the Magpies gave them a good fight. In the end, it finished 3-2 in favour of the away side with Divock Origi once again scoring a crucial late goal.

However, it could have been even worse for Liverpool, which shows just how far Newcastle United have come. The Magpies have spent most of this season fighting against relegation and were at one time, one of the top candidates to go down.

Things changed in January with the club record signing Miguel Almiron. The Paraguayan arrived from the MLS and made an incredible impact for the club in the space of three months, changing their fortunes.

But while an injury has ruled him out for the rest of the season, he left the club in a great position, which allowed them to put up an incredible fight against the Reds. That’s the way they should be playing every game but the Magpies cannot do that without reinforcements.

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However, while they need first-team stars, the club also needs to look towards the future. It’s why the club needs to re-ignite a move for Ritsu Doan next summer, especially with Southampton looking at the young midfielder (Calciomercato).

The Magpies were heavily linked with a move in December, with the Chronicle Live reporting that the club scouted the young star and it’s time they finish the job.

Extremely talented, Doan has the potential and the talent to become a really good midfielder and has already showcased his skills in the Eredivisie.

Last season he finished with 10 goals and 4 assists in all competitions, contributing to seven goals this season. It shows his ability to consistently find the net and more importantly, his ability to do so at the most opportune moments.

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He’s netted crucial goals in three games that would have seen his side end up on the losing side. Furthermore, the young midfielder is very highly thought off in Japan, with him already making over a dozen appearances for the national side.

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A very talented player, Ritsu Doan has a bright future ahead of him and one that Newcastle United can be a part of. The Magpies have a good squad but with the right additions, it can become even better.

Written by Siddhant Lazar

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