Swansea City, Swansea City set sights on Newcastle United man

Swansea City set sights on Newcastle United man

Swansea City are interested in Newcastle United right-back Harrison Ashby, according to a report by WalesOnline.

Swansea City are looking to bolster their squad ahead of the new Championship following the arrival of manager Michael Duff from Barnsley.

Ashby, 21, only joined Newcastle in the last January transfer window from fellow Premier League side West Ham but is now being linked with a switch to the Football League.

WalesOnline claim he is on the Swans’ radar as they eye reinforcements to their ranks with the new campaign starting in under two weeks.

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Swansea City, Swansea City set sights on Newcastle United man

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Swansea could see Ashby as someone to add more quality to their defensive department ahead of next term. He would strengthen their full-back position on the right and would give them another outlet on that side of the pitch.

The youngster is a player who likes to get up and down the pitch and he needs to be getting first-team football at this stage of his career to boost his development as opposed to biding his time for game time at Newcastle.

Ashby has got bags of potential and the fact that Eddie Howe signed him for the Toon Army last winter shows how highly-rated he is. He was on the books at Chelsea’s academy before switching to the Hammers in 2010, a few years before Declan Rice made the same move.

The Scotland youth international rose up through the ranks of the London club and was a regular for them at various youth levels. He was handed his debut back in 2020 in a Carabao Cup clash against Charlton Athletic and went on to play six more times for the senior team before leaving for the North East.

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