Newcastle United transfer targets – 6 names made public on January shopping list
A new ‘exclusive’ media took stock of Newcastle United’s transfer targets for January.
The transfer window opens in 30 days on January 1, 2021, then closes on January 31, 2021.
Newcastle United still find themselves without a single win despite December, currently six points safe and in desperate need of better quality to be added to the squad.
The “exclusivity” comes from The Telegraph and they have named five players, who their sources have told them were discussed by the Newcastle United hierarchy as potential signings in January.
The six 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 says their sources have given them as an inside lead on the club’s transfer targets to Newcastle United next month …
Claims that other Premier Leagues would refuse to do business with Newcastle United turned out not to be the case.
All areas of the squad are being looked at for potential reinforcement, but especially the central midfield and defense.
Hiring manager Steve Nickson presented a list of potential targets to Eddie Howe and the new owners, intending to make the first signing of this new era of ownership as soon as possible once the window opens four weeks on Saturday.
There is no fixed budget, so each signing decided on its own merits. Rather than having a certain amount of money to spend, Eddie Howe was able to sign anyone… if he convinces them it’s the right deal right now.
Newcastle United have been approached by a number of agents / agencies wishing to coordinate Newcastle United’s transfer activity on behalf of the club, which would have been the case in the past when the NUFC signed a number of players in the books of a certain agency. / agencies. However, the new owners have rejected all of these approaches because they believe it will give them more freedom to act in the market. In the past, NUFC often seemed to have a much higher cost in terms of agent fees, compared to spending in transfer fees.
Meanwhile, in that same report, The Telegraph says that although no director of football has been appointed yet, Amanda Staveley and other directors of the NUFC are still talking to interested candidates and have presented a list of names to the President of Newcastle United (and Governor of Saudi Arabia PIF) Yasir Al-Rumayyan for consideration.
Elsewhere, the same newspaper reports that Newcastle are looking to get rid of Dwight Gayle in January. They say it is attracting interest from West Brom and Nottingham Forest, with the NUFC aiming for an initial loan deal with a deal to buy a trigger.