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Report: Newcastle United targeting USMNT defender Gloster

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Chris Gloster once looked like a promising part of PSV’s future, but the American defender could reportedly be on his way to the English Premier League.

Newcastle United is reportedly targeting the American left back in the January Transfer Window, ESPN reported Friday. PSV has given Gloster permission to find a new club this January, Dutch outlet ED reported earlier this month.

Should Gloster make the move to England, he would be teamed up with fellow American defender DeAndre Yedlin. He would need to obtain a work permit though to feature for the Magpies this season and beyond.

The 20-year-old left back moved to the Eredivisie club in July 2019 from Hannover and went on to make 22 combined appearances for Jong PSV over the past 18 months. However, despite being a part of the first team preseason camp, Gloster did not make his senior debut for PSV and is now set for a move away from the club.

Gloster, a New Jersey native, excelled with the U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team at the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup and is eligible for both the U-23’s and senior team. He is currently in USMNT January camp with Gregg Berhalter and Jason Kreis in Florida.

His current contract with PSV is set to run until June 2022, but the club would recoup some funds if they can transfer him this month.

Newcastle United continues EPL play on Saturday afternoon at Aston Villa, looking to move farther away from the relegation zone. Steve Bruce’s side sits 15th in the league table, seven points from 18th place Fulham.

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  1. If yedlin had issues settling in that club with more skills and experience, and Gloster failed to settle in psv which is less demanding club…why?

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    • I think, it’s all about playing time, playing time! If the Magpies front office, communicated to Gloster’s agent, that he would be on the 1st team roster, one would have to take it. Get loaned out back to the Eredivisie, or another decent Euro league, until work permit is acquired. 6 months on loan, or Gloster participates in Olympic qualifying (international playing experience can earn a UK work permit, ie Soto), or the actual Olympics. Gloster will be playing 1st team minutes with the Magpies by the start of ‘21-‘22. USMNT LB depth would be helped if Gloster was in the mix. I like Antonee Robinson! Gloster is better compliment on the left side to Dest on the right. They’ve been playing together since 14 years old. RB is the easiest position because majority of people are right footed. True LBs are in short supply!

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