Newcastle United has already made its first transfer of the January switch window and it is a clear assertion of intent that the Magpies will probably be lively to keep away from relegation, sitting in nineteenth place with only one win and 11 complete factors.
The membership managed by Eddie Howe has one of many league’s worst defenses, with 42 objectives conceded in simply 19 matches and an all-time worst complete of 80 objectives allowed within the 2021 calendar 12 months. However he has helped tackle these shortcomings by including England worldwide Kieran Trippier in a $16.2 million switch from Atletico Madrid. Trippier can play both fullback place and can convey high quality, tenacity and management to the membership.
However Newcastle is not going to simply be trying on the defensive facet of the ball. They’ve solely scored simply 19 objectives themselves, which is worse than all however the different two groups within the relegation zone at the beginning of 2022. So attacking assistance will certainly be coming earlier than January is completed.
The Magpies are underneath new possession, not too long ago acquired by Saudi Arabia’s Public Funding Fund, chaired by Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohamed bin Salman. Whereas there was backlash amid the takeover by what quantities basically to a overseas authorities, the takeover went by way of and there are anticipated to be vital accessible funds for reinforcements this winter.
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Under is the up to date record of Newcastle participant transactions throughout the January 2022 switch window and the up to date squad record. Will probably be fascinating to see how a lot they do spend given the true risk of relegation and which gamers wish to be a part of really the battle to keep away from the drop.
Newcastle Transfers: January 2022 winter window
|Jan. 7||Kieran Trippier||Defender||31||Atletico Madrid||$16.2 million switch + add-ons
2.5-year contract + choice
|Jan. 13||Chris Wooden||Striker||30||Burnley||$33 million switch|
Newcastle United squad 2021-22
Under is the up to date Newcastle United first-team roster. New additions throughout the January 2022 window will probably be famous in daring:
Goalkeepers (4): Karl Darlow, Martin Dubravka, Mark Gillespie, Freddie Woodman.
Defenders (10): Ciaran Clark, Paul Dummett, Federico Fernandez, Emil Krafth, Jamaal Lascelles, Jamal Lewis, Javier Manquillo, Matt Ritchie, Fabian Schar, Kieran Trippier
Midfielders (8): Miguel Almiron, Elliot Anderson, Isaac Hayden, Jeff Hendrick, Sean Longstaff, Matty Longstaff, Jonjo Shelvey, Joe Willock.
Forwards (6): Ryan Fraser, Dwight Gayle, Joelinton, Jacob Murphy, Allan Saint-Maximin, Callum Wilson, Chris Wooden.
The present Newcastle projected first-choice beginning lineup, when utterly wholesome, at present seems to be like:
Newcastle projected beginning XI (4-5-1): Dubravka (GK) — Lewis, Lascelles, Schar, Trippier — Saint-Maximin, Shelvey, Joelinton, S. Longstaff, Fraser — Wilson.
Newcastle back-ups: Woodman (GK), Gillespie (GK), Clark (CB), Fernandez (CB), Krafth (RB), Manquillo (RB), Dummett (LB), Ritchie (LWB), Hendrick (CM), M. Longstaff (CM), Almiron (CAM), Anderson (CAM), Murphy (RW), Gayle (CF).
(GK = goalkeeper; CB = heart again; LB = left again; RB = proper again; CM = central midfielder; CAM = attacking midfielder; CF = heart ahead; LW = left wing; RW = proper wing)
Newcastle switch rumors & information
Here is the newest on the Newcastle United switch entrance based mostly on experiences in Europe:
Bruno Guimaraes saga
With only a few days till Deadline Day, experiences emerged that Newcastle had agreed to a cope with Lyon for a $40 million switch of extremely coveted midfielder Bruno Guimaraes. The response on social media was largely shock, provided that low of a switch payment for such participant. The experiences all acknowledged that Guimaraes, who’s in South America at present on worldwide responsibility, would full the medical in Brazil forward of an agreed change to Newcastle.
Due to this timeline, there was hypothesis by reporters that greater golf equipment might see this low payment and make a swoop with an identical provide, ruining Newcastle’s possibilities at finishing the switch. Then, Lyon made the bizarre transfer of publicly denying a payment had been agreed to within the first place. It is attainable that Lyon started fielding different presents and wished to purchase extra time to barter with different golf equipment.
L’Olympique Lyonnais dément catégoriquement les fausses informations diffusées par de nombreux médias faisant état d’un accord entre Newcastle et l’OL pour le transfert du milieu de terrain worldwide brésilien Bruno Guimaraes. https://t.co/d0bjVX6UsC
— Olympique Lyonnais (@OL) January 26, 2022
Will Newcastle signal one other ahead?
So as to add to Newcastle’s already vital record of woes, prime scorer Callum Wilson was injured throughout the festive fixture finale, and out of the blue the already skinny assault seems to be much more paltry. Allan Saint-Maximin has additionally struggled with minor accidents, the goal of opponents who typically hack the gifted winger.
The Magpies put their cash the place their mouth is, signing Burnley striker Chris Wooden, shelling out over $27 million for the Clarets frontman after assembly his launch clause. Wooden has simply three Premier League objectives in 17 appearances this season, however he is achieved sufficient to impress Newcastle. The deal will each assist the Magpies and harm a relegation rival, so it does kill two birds with one stone.
£20m some huge cash for Wooden however Newcastle effectively conscious they’re operating out of time to get gamers in. Was crucial they received at the very least one striker in earlier than Saturday. Nonetheless making an attempt for a second #NUFC
— Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) January 11, 2022
Now, the Magpies to look to potentiall add additional attacking reinforcements, they usually had beforehand set their sights excessive, with hyperlinks to the likes of Luka Jovic and Gabigol. Nonetheless, so far these hyperlinks have confirmed duds.
A deal which fell by way of in 2018 could possibly be revived, as experiences point out Newcastle is again in for French striker Alassane Plea, whose Borussia Monchengladbach contract expires in the summertime of 2023. The Magpies lodged a bid for Plea three years in the past when he was with French membership Good, which was rebuffed, and Plea was ultimately bought to the German facet later that summer season for $25 million. In accordance with French publication L’Equipe on Jan. 18, Newcastle is monitoring Plea’s scenario at Gladbach, and SportBild reporter Christian Falk acknowledged a day later that Newcastle was seeking to submit a bid shortly.
In accordance with Christian Falk of German publication Bild, Newcastle has proven curiosity in Bayern Munich ahead Thomas Muller, together with Everton in for him as effectively. The 32-year-old has spent his total glittering profession with Bayern, however his contract expires in the summertime of 2023 and together with his elevated age, it is attainable the membership could want to transfer on.
Manchester United attacker Jesse Lingard has been pushing for a transfer all winter, and in response to the Manchester Night Information, Newcastle is placing collectively a mortgage provide for the 29-year-old. Convincing a cussed Ralf Rangnick to deplete his squad will show one other process, nonetheless. Rangnick mentioned on Jan. 21 that he would love Lingard to remain, however the deal is within the fingers of the executives. Cash could possibly be a technique of convincing, as 90Min experiences Manchester United has acquired an enormous $12 million mortgage provide from Newcastle to convey Lingard aboard, plus a wage addendum for Lingard as a part of the deal as effectively.
Additionally not too long ago talked about is 19-year-old Stade Reims striker Hugo Ekitike, with Lyall Thomas of Sky Sports activities reporting that Newcastle is predicted to submit a bid quickly. The teenager has a contract by way of 2024 with the French facet however his eight objectives and three assists this season are engaging the Premier League facet.
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Newcastle was linked with Moussa Dembele of Lyon again in December, and the Each day Mail claims that he continues to be an choice. After breaking by way of with Fulham, Dembele has seen time with Celtic and Lyon earlier than spending the second half of final season on mortgage at Atletico Madrid. The Spanish facet determined towards activating the choice to purchase, and together with his contract expiring in the summertime of 2023, Lyon might look to promote this winter. Information on this hyperlink has died down because the begin of the window, nonetheless.
TalkSport journalist Alex Criminal has reported that Newcastle has agreed to non-public phrases with Atalanta vast man Robin Gosens, who has risen to the extent of German worldwide throughout his time with the Italian membership. That could possibly be a doubtlessly good signing, as Gosens continues to be in his prime at 27 years outdated, though he is been saved out of motion this season attributable to a hamstring damage.
Magipes undoubtedly want defenders
Whereas Trippier will probably be a welcome addition, the Magpies have shipped sufficient objectives this season to point that one participant alone will not be adequate to utterly flip issues round. Jamal Lascelles has dipped in type this season and his partnership with Fabian Schar has fallen aside. Newcastle has been linked with a zillion defenders because the membership seems to be to discover a deal that matches, however a lot of them have fallen aside.
Most not too long ago, the Magipes have been linked with Sevilla defender Diego Carlos who has agreed to non-public phrases with the membership, in response to Fabrizio Romano. Nonetheless, an settlement with Sevilla will probably be a unique problem, with the Spanish facet nonetheless holding out for greater than the $40 million supplied, in response to the report. On Jan. 21, Romano up to date the scenario reminding followers that private phrases have certainly been agreed to, and the membership is pushing onerous for Carlos to remain, resisting in each approach attainable, however Newcastle is “prepared to insist” so a standoff has ensued.
Early January rumors concerned Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti, who the Spanish membership was reportedly trying to maneuver, motivated by a want to shed his contract and wages. Nonetheless, Barcelona introduced on January 10 that Umtiti has lastly agreed to a brand new contract, possible ending any likelihood of him leaving the membership within the winter. To additional hurt the probabilities of a deal, the oft-injured defender has suffered a damaged foot in Barcelona coaching, leaving him out of motion for a attainable three-month restoration, which means this hyperlink might be all however useless.
Newcastle could possibly be afforded the prospect to signal PSG defender Abdou Diallo, in response to a report by journalist Liam Kennedy. The deal can be a difficult one as Diallo is on responsibility with Senegal within the Africa Cup of Nations, and if the nation progresses deep into the event, it might disrupt negotiations by way of the switch window deadline. The 25-year-old signed for PSG in the summertime of 2019 from Borussia Dortmund however has did not nail down a significant beginning spot.
Everton’s Mason Holgate has appeared as an choice for Newcastle in response to Sky Sports activities, however the Toffees have reportedly already rejected a mortgage bid by Trabzonspor and wish to hold maintain of the younger English defender if attainable. Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenkovic has reportedly been supplied to the Magpies, in response to The Categorical, though the 24-year-old has been part of a leaky Fiorentina again line this season, with a 4-0 mid-January loss to Torino in mid-January marking a low level of their season.
Sven Botman of Lille had been rumored however in response to Luke Edwards of The Telegraph and David Ornstein of The Athletic, Lille will not be open to a attainable sale and any potential deal is useless. The Magpies additionally reportedly needed to grab James Tarkowski from fellow relegation battlers Burnley, however Edwards additionally reported it to be a distant risk given Burnley’s struggles. And Newcastle was additionally reportedly rejected by Freiburg defender Nico Schlotterbeck who’s hoping for a transfer to Bayern Munich as a substitute.
Newcastle was rumored to be in for Everton wantaway Lucas Digne (under) in response to Sky Sports activities, however he has joined Aston Villa.
Amid all the probabilities of incoming defenders, one participant who might depart the membership is the aforementioned Fabian Schar. The 30-year-old Swiss worldwide has made 83 appearances for Newcastle since becoming a member of in 2018 from Spanish membership Deportivo La Coruna, however in response to journalist Nicolo Schira , Schar is hoping to kind out a future away from Tyneside this Janaury, together with his contract expiring in the summertime.
Different potential Newcastle United reinforcements
Newcastle has been linked with numerous different gamers this switch window, though few of them make a lot sense.
There are experiences that the brand new Saudi house owners have authorized an enormous bid for RB Leipzig midfielder Amadou Haidara, who’s at present away on AFCON 2022 responsibility with Mali and will price upwards of $110 million. In accordance with The Categorical, Newcastle’s new overlords are able to let unfastened an unlimited bid previous to his $45 million launch clause prompts this summer season, opening the floodgates on groups wanting in on the motion.
One identify that raises eyebrows is Manchester United’s Donny van de Beek, and as Luke Edwards experiences, there’s motive to imagine it might occur. Regardless of loads of fan outcry and journalist head-scratching, Van de Beek has hardly been given an opportunity at Previous Trafford regardless of a number of squad motion, tactical changes, and participant shifting since he signed in the summertime of 2020. Nonetheless, it was not too long ago reported that van de Beek has turned down the transfer, ending any risk right here.
Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey has reportedly rejected a transfer to Newcastle together with failed makes an attempt to ship him to Burley and Wolves, in response to experiences in Italy, which has angered executives on the Italian membership. Now, nonetheless, the midfielder has re-opened the potential of a transfer to Tyneside, in response to The Telegraph, with Crystal Palace having withdrawn its curiosity.
One other two midfield potentialities are Ross Barkley and Dele Alli. The Chelsea man finds himself buried within the Stamford Bridge depth chart. With simply 5 Premier League appearances this season totaling 151 minutes, Barkley might search for a approach out. Alli, in the meantime, was unnoticed of the Tottenham squad to face Chelsea final weekend altogether, as Antonio Conte has recognized him as surplus to necessities.
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