During the summer transfer window, Newcastle United signed one Italy international, but they attempted to make it two.
When the Magpies discovered that Nicolo Barella was too expensive, they moved quickly to bring in his international counterpart Sandro Tonali. Newcastle were still interested in signing more Serie A players once he arrived.
During the summer transfer window, Eddie Howe needed a left-back and found one in Lewis Hall. He joined on loan from Chelsea, but his contract will be extended next summer.
Prior to Hall, however, Newcastle was reportedly interested in signing Inter Milan defender Federico Dimarco.
According to Football Transfers, Newcastle showed interest in the Champions League finalist and even held negotiations with the 25-year-old.
But Dimarco stayed, and it now appears that he will devote his long-term career to his current club, Inter Milan.
Fabrizio Romano provides an update on Federico Dimarco’s future plans.
According to transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano, Inter intends to extend Dimarco’s contract at the San Siro.
“Inter will advance on Federico Dimarco’s new deal talks very soon,” he posted on Twitter. Negotiations will take place to renew the contract of Italian LB.”
Romano also provided remarks about Dimarco from Inter CEO Giuseppe Marotta, who said, “Dimarco deserves a new deal, he loves the club, and we will negotiate as soon as possible.”
Instead, Newcastle opted for young.
With Dimarco expected to sign a new contract with Inter, a move to Newcastle should be off the table in the near future.
That door, however, was shut as soon as Hall signed on the dotted line at St James’ Park.
The 19-year-old is a prospect for the future, but the club truly believes it has signed someone with enormous potential who can develop into a top-tier player.
Newcastle should have fullbacks for the next ten years with Hall and Tino Livramento.
That is why Hall is a better investment than Dimarco or other Magpies connected left-backs like Kieran Tierney.
Newcastle has found someone they can nurture and develop, and they will reap the benefits in the future years.
While Dimarco might have had a more immediate impact, Newcastle will be confident in their decision to sign the teenager.