Top Premier League talent spotter scouts Newcastle 24-year-old
By Dominic Toner
Paul Dummett is being monitored by Premier League side West Brom, according to a report.
Dummett, 24, was named as stand-in Newcastle captain in their 4-1 victory over Reading on Wednesday as Jamaal Lascelles was dropped to the substitute’s bench.
The Chronicle claim that West Brom sent one of their main talent spotters to watch the Wales international play in Newcastle’s first victory of the league season.
Tony Pulis is reportedly keen on signing a new left-back this window and has targeted Dummett as a potential candidate.
The Chronicle also claimed last week that last year’s Championship winners Burnley are interested in signing the defender.
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Dummett was Newcastle’s regular left-back during the majority of last season, playing 90 minutes in each of their last six Premier League games as they narrowly missed out on safety during a late revival led by Rafael Benitez.
The left-back had made 78 appearances for Newcastle since progressing through the youth team and scored three first-team goals.
The Welshman was sent out on loan during the earlier stages of his career to Gateshead and St Mirren but has become a settled member of the first-team in recent years.
Newcastle are set to complete the signing of a left-back in this window, with the Chronicle reporting that Everton defender Brendan Galloway has been targeted by Rafael Benitez’s team.
Galloway, 20, impressed after breaking into the Toffees’ first-team during the early part of last season under Roberto Martinez.
The youngster made 19 appearances for the club as he filled in impressively at left-back while Leighton Baines and Bryan Oviedo were injured.
In other Newcastle transfer news, their first-team player is one of six names on Barcelona’s shortlist.