Newcastle United are confident of signing Rob Holding from Premier League rivals Arsenal in the summer transfer window, according to 90min. Leeds United are also in the running for the 24-year-old central defender, but the Magpies believe that they will beat the West Yorkshire club to the signature of the Englishman.
Steve Bruce’s Newcastle want to sign Holding on a season-long loan deal from Arsenal this summer. The Magpies are short on centre-backs, and with new Premier League season to start next weekend, they need to reinforce their squad at the back.
Holding joined Arsenal from Bolton Wanderers in 2016. While the Englishman is very talented, injuries have affected his progress at the Emirates Stadium, and there have also been competition for places in defence. According to WhoScored, the 24-year-old centre-back played 581 minutes in the Premier League and 270 minutes in the Europa League for the Gunners last season.