Newcastle and Atalanta monitoring Hertha Berlin defender
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Newcastle and Atalanta monitoring Hertha Berlin defender

atalanta and newcastle monitoring hertha berlin defender jordan torunarigha

Atalanta and Newcastle are reportedly showing interest in Hertha Berlin centre-back Jordan Torunarigha, as per the report in Sports 1(via TRANSFERmarketWEB)

The 24-years-old joined the German side back in 2006. The defender made his debut back in 2017 against Ingolstadt. However, he has not been able to establish himself as a regular starter for Die Alte Dame. 

According to the report, the defender has become frustrated with the lack of regular first-team actions. Following this situation, Newcastle and Atalanta are willing to sign the young German defender. Apart from these two clubs, other Bundesliga sides are also keeping an eye on the Torunarigha situation. 

newcastle united and atalanta want torunarigha

With the player has two years remaining in his current contract, he might leave the German capital before the end of this transfer window. The defender could not manage to break into Berlin’s first eleven and is open to leaving the club. 

Newcastle and Atalanta are showing interest in Torunarigha:

The defender has a pretty concerning injury record over the past few campaigns and missed quite a few games for Die Alte Dame. The German is not comfortable with the ball like modern centre backs and lacks concentration as well. 

Signing Torunarigha could be a big gamble for Newcastle United or Atalanta. The Serie A side who like to play out from the back, the 24-years-old might not be a good option for them, given the player’s lack of ability on the ball. 

Nevertheless, the player is still young and has ample time to develop his traits according to the manager’s requirements. The defender might be a better fit for the Magpies, however, given the player failed to find regular first-team action in Bundesliga it might be hard for him to find regular playing time at the St. James Park as well. 

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