Aston Villa, Newcastle United closely monitoring Azeem Abdulai

Newcastle United and Aston Villa are interested in signing 20-year-old Scottish midfielder Azeem Abdulai at the end of the season.

According to a report from Daily Mail, 20-year-old Swansea City midfielder Azeem Abdulai has attracted the attention of Newcastle United and Aston Villa with his performances this season.

Abdulai is highly rated around the UK, and he has a big future ahead of him. Newcastle United and Aston Villa would do well to secure his services. The talented young midfielder has a bright future ahead of him, and he could develop into a key first-team player for both Newcastle and Aston Villa.

Newcastle United need to add more depth to the squad, and the 20-year-old would be a useful option to have. Although he might not be a regular starter for the Magpies, Eddie Howe will need to rotate his squad next season, and the youngster could get ample opportunities.

Newcastle United will be competing in the UEFA Champions League next season, and Abdulai will be tempted to join the club. The Magpies or one of the richest clubs in the world, and they certainly have the financial resources to pull off the transfer. The Tyneside outfit have also shown interest in other midfielders like Manuel Ugarte.

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Similarly, Aston Villa have had an impressive campaign as well, and they will be looking to challenge for trophies next year. They need to bring in quality additions this summer, and Unai Emery is hoping to sign the talented young midfielder.

The technically gifted midfielder will add control, composure and creativity to the Aston Villa midfield. So he could prove to be a superb long-term investment. The midfielder has been likened to Borussia Dortmund wonderkid Jude Bellingham because of his playing style.

If Abdulai manages to fulfil his potential at Premier League clubs, the move could prove to be a masterstroke in the long run. It remains to be seen whether the two clubs can convince Swansea City to sell the 20-year-old this summer.

Also Read: How did Newcastle United secure top-four finish this season?

Newcastle United certainly have more financial resources compared to Aston Villa, and they will fancy their chances of winning the race. In addition to that, Newcastle are in the Champions League, which could give them an edge in the transfer race.

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