Barreca set for Newcastle

Roma made a late approach, but Monaco left-back Antonio Barreca is on the verge of a transfer to Newcastle United.

According to Sky Sport Italia, the Giallorossi were too late in their attempt to intercept the negotiations.

Barreca already has a flight booked for tomorrow, where he will undergo a medical.

It’s believed to be a loan deal with option to buy at the end of the season.

The 23-year-old went from Torino to Monaco for €10m in July, but made only nine competitive appearances for the club, providing two assists.

The Magpies had given Jordan Lukaku a medical last week, but he was returned to Lazio with no deal due to “complications with Newcastle,” as explained by Coach Simone Inzaghi.

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