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Who is Marc Guehi?- The Chelsea youngster Newcastle are interested in after his impressive loan spell at Swansea

As stated by Athletic, Newcastle United are among one of the clubs interested in Chelsea youngster Marc Guehi, who has really shone out on loan at Championship club Swansea over the last couple of seasons.

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The 20-year-old centre-back is reportedly attracting plenty of interest from Top fight clubs with West Ham, Newcastle United, and Crystal Palace all monitoring his contract situation at Chelsea.

He has been sensational for Swansea this season clocking 40 appearances, helping the Newcastle loanee Freddie Woodman keep league-high 20 clean sheets, and winning the championship’s golden glove.

He is an integral part of the Wales side and helped them to reach the promotion play-offs under the tutelage of Steve Cooper.

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Guehi’s ability to come out from the back and breaking the lines by running with the ball at opposition has been a key asset to Swansea this season. He is a strong tackler and a decent dribbler which is interesting considering he is a defender.

His numbers are also excellent for this season, He is averaging 3.3 tackles & interceptions per 90 which is exceptional and shows how much aggressive and a presser he is helping his team regain possession when under pressure. Swansea plays a decent high line and high press strategy, It’s a high-risk high reward strategy that relies on his immaculate concentration and spatial awareness. He’s also very decent on the ball lobbing in with 3.1 long balls per game.

Standing at 6 feet tall, he’s not an aerial giant but still contesting 3.1 aerial duels per 90 which will rank him 1st when compared to all defenders in the Newcastle squad.

His style of play is very much similar to Nathan Ake or Former Newcastle target Fikayo Tomori, both of the players have thrived from stints in the Championship.

The CHN Newcastle verdict:

By watching Newcastle linked to several defenders over the past week, It’s fair to say that we’re desperate for a young centre-back who’s athletic, strong, and ball playing. I think Steve Bruce is heading in the right direction to enable us to play with back 4 and higher up the pitch we would require good tackling defenders with recovery speed and ball-playing abilities.

Guehi is versatile and can play full-back as well due to his decent recovery speed, tackling, and agility.

The major quality that our defense lacks are aggressiveness and pace, they can easily get outdone by wingers and they tend to soak up the pressure and hold firm.

A centre-back like Guehi can enable us to be higher up the pitch and hold possession in midfield areas rather than our own box.

He’s highly rated at Stamford Bridge and is attracting interest from overseas with the Bundesliga clubs Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Moenchengladbach also keen on England U-21 International.

Though Chelsea has activated a one-year extension clause in his contract but there are good chances of the Blues letting go of one of their assets as they are well stacked at that position and they are valuing him around the £15-20million mark with a similar buy-back clause installed in Nathan Ake’s sale to Bournemouth.

At 20, he still has a lot to improve in positional sense and concentration-wise, but his talent certainly warrants him a decent shot at some Top-flight club.

Do let us know in the polls below, Should the Magpies go for him or not?

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