This is going to be a really busy and hopefully very successful day for Newcastle in the last nine hours of the January transfer window.
We have Leicester City striker Islam Slimani and Sparta Prague goalkeeper Martin Dubravka coming in on loan; Slimani has arrived for his medical and the Slovakian International goalkeeper is jetting in to have his.
Sky Sports are reporting the arrival of Dubravka will allow Newcastle’s excellent young goalkeeper Freddie Woodman to go out on loan.
Martin Dubravka – on his way to Newcastle for medical – loan deal initially
Keith Downie is reporting that Mitrovic, Aarons, and Saivet will also go out on loan.
So Slimani & Dubravka IN this afternoon for Newcastle; Mitrovic, Aarons, Saivet & Woodman out (ALL loan deals). ?????
— Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) January 31, 2018
Henri Saivet will move to Turkish SuperLig side Sivasspor and Mitrovic will rejoin his former club Anderlecht and get some playing time before the World Cup in Russia this summer.
Sky Sports are also reporting that Aarons has rejected a loan move to Hull City in the Championship in favor of moving to Serie A side Hellas Verona who are managed by former Newcastle coach Fabio Pecchia.
Woodman seemed to have been all set to move to Aberdeen but Celtic have made a late move to also sign the top young goalkeeper on loan.