The left-back position has become something a problem for Rafa Benitez this season and it’ll be one area he’ll be particularly keen to strengthen when the January window opens.

Paul Dummett has been a regular there this season but injuries have also forced the likes of Chancel Mbemba slot in as a makeshift full-back.

We’ve highlighted five defenders from across the continent that Newcastle could sign to bolster their ranks when the transfer window opens.

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