Bristol City manager Lee Johnson faces a battle on his hands if he is to hold onto centre-back Adam Webster, who has only been at the club for a season, but is on the wish-list for a host of clubs, according to The Mirror (Transfer Blog, June 15, 20.26pm).
Newcastle United are joined by Wolves, Burnley, Southampton and Watford in the hunt for the 24-year-old who joined the Robins from Ipswich Town in the summer of 2018.
But would Webster be a good signing for the Toon?
“I think this would be a good signing for Newcastle.
“Newcastle struggled to hold down a consistent back line last season, but Webster was a regular for Bristol City, meaning he could well be a solid, dependable addition to the Magpies’ defence.
“At 24-years-old, Webster is approaching the peak years of his career, so this could be the perfect time for him to make the move to St James’ Park.”
“This could be a very shrewd move from Newcastle.
“Webster was in fine form last season despite playing in new surroundings, and it was clear how much his former club Ipswich missed him as they were relegated after winning just five games all season.
“He is still young and has room for improvement too, but he could struggle in the Premier League at first so Newcastle will have to be patient with him. Nevertheless he should prove to be a good signing and one that could benefit the club long-term.”
“It’s not a signing I saw coming.
“Webster had a decent season for Bristol City, but like many of his former teammates it was understated.
“He simply got on with his job, no fanfare and no clamour over his signature in the winter.
“That probably marks him out as a good signing for a lower-table Premier League side.”
“This could be a good signing for Newcastle.
“Webster was an important player for Bristol City in the Championship last season and he could be able to make an impact at St James’ Park.
“A manager Rafa Benitez should be able to get the best out of him and he could be capable of making the step up to the Premier League.
“It would be a big blow for Bristol City to lose him though.”
“He could thrive there.
“Webster has shown for a number of seasons now that he can cut it in the Championship.
“He’s got age on his side, and would be a player that is capable of making the step up to the Premier League.
“Newcastle are a side that are going places if they give Rafa Benitez the funds for next season, and Webster could definitely add something to their side next season.”