By Paul Robinson

1st Dec, 2020 | 6:00pm

Pundit Exclusive: Newcastle may sign 'Superb' PL defender in January

Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori would greatly benefit from a loan spell at Newcastle United, according to Paul Robinson.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, the 41-times England international hailed the “superb” 22-year-old but fears he will have to “bide his time” under Frank Lampard.

The centre-half has fall down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge following the arrival of Thiago Silva and Tomori has just 44 minutes of Premier League action to his name this season.

The Northern Echo suggest Steve Bruce may attempt to lure the England international to St. James’ Park in January with the promise of first team football.

Tomori could provide welcome competition for the likes of Jamaal Lascelles, Fabian Schar, Federico Fernandez and Ciaran Clark in the heart of the Magpies defence.

When asked by Football Insider if he thought a move to the north-east would be beneficial for all parties, Robinson said: “Tomori is a superb player.

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“Frank Lampard is not afraid to use the youngsters but he has signed Thiago Silva for a reason. His experience is invaluable.

“I like Tomori, he is quick and sharp so if he could get a loan move to Newcastle it is a win-win.

“I think a move would definitely suit all parties. If Chelsea are willing to let him go it would be very beneficial for the player to play at a club like Newcastle.

“That would serve him and his development better than if he was to bide his time at Chelsea.”  

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