Newcastle United opinion: Benitez should make a move for Nakamba
According to reports from the Chronicle, Newcastle United are still in the race for Club Brugge star Marvelous Nakamba. The Magpies are looking for their next great midfielder and believe that the 25-year-old Zimbabwe star is their man. He arrived in the summer of 2017 from Vitesse but things haven’t gone according to plan.
Sure, he finished last season playing every game at a breakneck pace and performing well above what he is supposed to be. Marvelous Nakama has a striking resemblance in his game to World Cup winner N’Golo Kante does.
In fact, Nkamba finished last season playing so well that Liverpool was linked with a move. The Reds have been heavily linked a little over two years ago, with the then 23-year-old playing out of his skin in the first few months of his debut season.
His performances continued but things have changed this season. Instead of thoroughly establishing himself as a bonafide European midfielder, Marvelous Nakamba did the complete opposite.
He failed to do much with or without the ball, with transfer rumours playing a big part in hurting his performances. It saw the 25-year old dropped but at Newcastle United, he could be given a second chance.
This is a chance that they have to take, especially given the state of their midfield. Mo Diame is as good as gone, so is Isaac Hayden and that leaves just Ki Sung-Yeung, Sean Longstaff and Jonjo Shelvey, which is not good news for the Magpies.
To truly become a part of the top half of the Premier League, they need another name on the teamsheet. That’s exactly where Marvelous Nakamba will play a part. An entertaining mix of flair and tenacity makes up the Zimbabwe star, qualities which enable him to thrive as a deep-lying midfielder.
His sheer physicality and aggression really come into play, using his force to bully players and his brain to cut a move out before it even happens. Together the two work in tandem, making the 25-year-old run about the field with controlled chaos about him.
However, that also makes Marvelous Nakamba a very hard-working, disciplined and well-grounded star. It’s what the Magpies need right now and it’s why the 25-year-old will prove to be a valuable star to the club.
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Newcastle United need a few new additions and while Marvelous Nakamba won’t be the big name that a few fans want, the 25-year-old could be great for them. The Magpies have to take whatever advantage theyhave and use it.