Newcastle eye Uruguayan defender amid interest from top Premier League clubs

Sebastian Caceres, Newcastle United. (Photo by Omar Vega/Getty Images)
Sebastian Caceres, Newcastle United. (Photo by Omar Vega/Getty Images) /

Newcastle United are looking to sign the Uruguayan centre-back Sebastian Caceres from Club America. However, Tottenham are leading this transfer race.

After the injury to Sven Botman, Newcastle had to rely on Jamal Lascelles to do the job as the centre-back. Jamal Lascelles is the official club captain for the Magpies. He showed why Eddie Howe trusts him whenever he got the opportunity since Botman’s injury. However, Newcastle needs depth in their defensive positions if they want to win silverware. Eddie Howe knows this and that is why he is looking to bolster his team’s defensive side of the game by looking for new recruits. The latest player who is getting linked to Newcastle is Sebastian Caceres of Uruguay. Yes, according to 90min, Newcastle United are looking to sign Sebastian Caceres. But, there will be a transfer race for the 23-year-old Uruguayan defender.

Manchester United and Tottenham are monitoring the situation

Sebastian Caceres is a top talent and this Uruguayan centre-back has become a target for many clubs across Europe that want to improve their centre-back position. Newcastle United will face competition from their Premier League rivals Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspurs for the signature of Club America centre-back. Man Utd wants to improve their depth defensively as the players have become injury-prone this season.

Ange Postecoglou identified the Uruguayan as the perfect player to partner Christian Romero to defend the backline of Spurs. Thus, it will be interesting to which club gets the player. With the backing Eddie Howe has from the Newcastle board and the sincerity Newcastle owners have shown in the development of the club, Geordies can rest assured the club will do everything to make sure they get their man. The transfer of Sebastian Caceres will be a major story in the coming days.

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