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Newcastle United transfer targets – 6 names made public on January shopping list

2 months ago
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A new media ‘exclusive’ has given an update on Newcastle United transfer targets for January.

The transfer window opens in 30 days time on 1 January 2021, then closes on 31 January 2021.

Newcastle United finding themselves still without a single win despite it being December, currently six points off safety and desperately needing better quality to be added to the squad.

The ‘exclusive’ comes from The Telegraph and they have named five players, who they say their sources have told them have been discussed by the Newcastle United hierarchy as potential January signings.

The six of them being Jesse Lingard (Man Utd), Ross Barkley (Chelsea), Nat Phillips (Liverpool), James Tarkowski (Burnley), Kieran Trippier (Atletico Madrid) and Harry Winks (Tottenham).

Other key points that The Telegraph say their sources have given them as an inside track on the club landing Newcastle United transfer targets next month…

Claims that other Premier League would refuse to do business with Newcastle United have proved not to be the case, the newspaper report saying NUFC have met with no reluctance from PL clubs when contacted about possible January deals.

All areas of the team being looked at for potential strengthening but in particular, central midfield and the defence.

Head of recruitment Steve Nickson has presented a list of potential targets to Eddie Howe and the new owners, the intention being to make the first signing of this new ownership era ASAP once the window opens four weeks on Saturday.

There is no set budget, so each signing decided on its own merits. Rather than having a certain amount of money to spend, Eddie Howe able to sign whoever…if he convinces them that it is the right deal at this moment in time.

Newcastle United have been approached by a number of agents / agencies wanting to coordinate Newcastle United’s transfer activity on the club’s behalf, which is claimed to have been the case in the past, when NUFC signed a number of players on the books of a certain agency / agencies. However, the new owners have knocked back all such approaches as they think it will give them more freedom to act across the market. In the past, NUFC have often seemed to have a far higher cost when it comes to agent fees, relative to the spending on transfer fees.

Meanwhile, in this same report, The Telegraph say that whilst no Director of Football has yet been appointed, Amanda Staveley and other NUFC directors are still speaking to interested candidates and have presented a list of names to Newcastle United chairman (and Governor of the Saudi PIF) Yasir Al-Rumayyan for consideration.

Elsewhere, the same newspaper report that Newcastle are looking to offload Dwight Gayle in January. They say he is attracting interest from West Brom and Nottingham Forest, with NUFC aiming for an initial loan deal with agreement to buy trigger.

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