As their search for a new left-back continues, Newcastle United has reportedly set their sights on Real Betis full-back Juan Miranda, according to The Athletic.

Before the transfer window closed, Eddie Howe made left-back reinforcements one of his primary priorities in order to add cover and competition on the left side of his defense. The Englishman, however, asserted that given their previous spending on players like Sandro Tonali, Harvey Barnes, and Valentino Livramento, the Toon would need to be resourceful in the transfer market.

Barcelona are rubbing their hands together at possible Juan Miranda sale

With a number of players on their radar, the Magpies are attempting to work out a loan with an option or obligation to buy agreement. They have returned with renewed interest in Lewis Hall of Chelsea, whose rumored loan transfer to Crystal Palace has stalled.

Marc Cucurella is an additional choice from Chelsea. Although the Spaniard is unpopular at Stamford Bridge, there is a perception that his wages would be a roadblock for Newcastle, especially as the Blues would rather sell the former Brighton & Hove Albion left-back than lend him to another club.

Kieran Tierney has also been approached by Newcastle United about moving to St. James’ Park in the interim. However, as Arsenal is only willing to offload the 26-year-old permanently, it will be a difficult transaction to complete. The most recent name to appear on their list of potential left-back targets is Real Betis’ Juan Miranda.

The 23-year-old, who Newcastle United has been keeping an eye on this summer, might be less expensive than the aforementioned targets because he is in the final year of his current deal and is thought to have a relatively low release clause.

Deseando la venta de Juan Miranda - Estadio Deportivo

After being on loan at Barcelona since October 2020, the teenage defender returned to Real Betis from Barcelona on a permanent basis in the summer of 2021. He has made 79 appearances with Los Verdiblancos, making 79 starts and contributing six goals and nine assists.

He is a tall full-back with a high work rate, superior technical ability, and significant attacking drive. He has good crossing ability and seizes every opportunity to advance. He is a product of Barcelona’s famed La Masia program and enjoys playing an active role in build-up stages with one-twos, slanted passes, and ventures forward with purpose.

He is also adaptable, being able to play both left-back and left-sided center-back. Newcastle has noticed this and is interested in it. It will be interesting to see how this narrative progresses over the next several days.

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