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These Two Players Look Like Realistic Targets For January



There is a report from Sky Sports that Newcastle will look to bring in another striker as well as a winger next month.

The report also says that Jarrod Bowen remains a key target while the Telegraph asserts that the winger would be willing to move Newcastle next month.

While Hull are emphatic that Bowen won’t leave in January, if they receive a bid in the £20m range, it’ll be difficult for them to hold onto the 23-year-old if he wants the move.

Jarrod Bowen– will be in demand next month

It doesn’t look like Bowen is in any hurry to sign the three-year contract Hull put on the table in October. So Newcastle should test their will with a decent bid and see where it goes.

Of course, the prolific winger is now being tracked by some top Premier League clubs like Arsenal, Tottenham, and Leicester City. However, he would be a better fit at Newcastle where he’ll be able to get more games.

Another player that has come up again is Genk striker Mbwana Samatta. He was linked throughout the summer and, according to the Telegraph, is on the shortlist of attackers for next month.

Mbwana Samatta– could he now be a top transfer target

With his release clause being just £10m, he’s one that would be well within the budget. The 27-year-old striker has scored 10 goals this season. Last season he bagged a very impressive 32 goals for Genk.

He’s pushing the limits of the age policy but could be deemed a bargain with his low release clause. Samatta also is the skipper for Tanzania, where he’s been capped 51 times, scoring 18 goals.

These are two realistic targets for next month. Bruce will have to move out a player for each incoming. We think Ki Sung-yueng will be one that will leave for first-team football. That would open up a spot for Bowen.

Samatta would only be brought in if either Dwight Gayle or Yoshinori Muto was moved along. Funds for either of those strikers could then be used for the Tanzanian as well as opening up a squad place.

We think Newcastle will have to be flexible on their £15m valuation of Dwight Gayle in order to move him out in January. We’re not sure of how much Muto could fetch after barely featuring over the last year and a half.

Muto’s fee probably would be less than the £9m we paid for him in 2018. Of the two, we think it would be best to sell Dwight Gayle as he would bring in a higher fee and there’s still a chance Muto can make it at Newcastle.


106 comments so far

  • Jib

    Dec 31, 2019 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #1

    We only paid CP £10m for Dwight Gayle
    with him approaching 30 – £15m seems a bit much

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  • Assassins Inc

    Dec 31, 2019 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #2

    It would be interesting if we got Adam Lallana and Alfredo Morelos this Jan, I always thought Lallana was a player we should have gone after years ago and Morelos seems to be a solid striker.

    1
  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Dec 31, 2019 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #3

    Lallana would be a really good and interesting signing for us. But could we prise him away in Jan, and surely he is too old and wages too high for our policy?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 31, 2019 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #4

    Will Llana not be pushing for a PL medal?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 31, 2019 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #5

    Right, we’re away out for the night and I’ll be in bother if I’m on here all night. Happy New Year to one and all, even Jiblets and Moanster 😀

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Dec 31, 2019 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #6

    Happy New Year Jail, to you and your family! Have a good one!

    4
  • Assassins Inc

    Dec 31, 2019 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #7

    If we loan Lallana from Liverpool would he still not get a medal if they won the league.
    He would still be a Liverpool player right?
    Not sure, but sounds right.

    2
  • Jib

    Dec 31, 2019 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #8

    You need to have played five Premier League games for the champions to be eligible for a winners’ medal
    Adam Lallana has played in 9 matches in the PL for LPool

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  • Jib

    Dec 31, 2019 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #9

    All the best to you and yours Jail

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  • Assassins Inc

    Dec 31, 2019 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #10

    Happy new year to the Toon Army, sounds like Jail has softened this last hour, must be drinking already. Jim and Munster take it while you can.

    Also a big Happy New Year to Ed, Neil and the ever present The Wife, May the blog continue to be one of debate and opinions next year and not so much spiteful bullshit.

    Howay the Toon!!!

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Dec 31, 2019 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #11

    Assasins,
    Deends on his appearances before he leaves. And how many other qualify. They have a max on how many are given, so it would depend on who deserves.

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  • Assassins Inc

    Dec 31, 2019 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #12

    Thanks Jib, I thought there was some rule in place.

    1
  • Anglo Saxon

    Dec 31, 2019 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #13

    Just dropped in to wish you all a Happy New Year, the best blog in the world well done to all, keep up the entertainment it’s a joy.

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  • dok - the horrid colonial

    Dec 31, 2019 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #14

    wishing all my brothers and sisters in black and white a safe and blessed new years!

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Dec 31, 2019 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #15

    Depends*

    And Jib has the appearances, so he should be fine.

    2
  • Jib

    Dec 31, 2019 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #16

    DOK
    We twa hae paidl’d i’ the burn,
    frae morning sun till dine;
    But seas between us braid hae roar’d
    sin auld lang syne.

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  • dok - the horrid colonial

    Dec 31, 2019 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #17

    well said jib, all the best to you and yours

    2
  • Jib

    Dec 31, 2019 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #18

    As Bill in Essex would say
    5 hours 10 minutes until the new decade KO’s

    2
  • Jib

    Dec 31, 2019 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #19

    In the UK

    0
  • toon22

    Dec 31, 2019 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #20

    JIB

    As you well know I was referring to the incident when the club hoyed out the flags left after the game before they could be collected as pre arranged
    There was a picture of them in a skip

    The club had insisted they leave them behind and collect later due to safety concerns

    Shocking bad PR you conveniently forgot about

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  • stan anderson

    Dec 31, 2019 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #21

    Any chance AshLie buying the Inbreds doon the road.
    He would likely heavily invest in them to spite Geordies as don’t really like us does he.

    1
  • Bladey

    Dec 31, 2019 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #22

    It’s like a pensioners tea party on here are your carer homes having a new years bash
    Are they providing a pint of lager and a pie you should feel like your back at s j p though I guess there will be a lot more entertainment and noise at your bash
    Don’t drink much remember theirs a game tomorrow you wouldn’t want to miss it people will start to think your dissing your hero Mr ASH
    ASH IN CARVER AND WISE IN

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  • lesh

    Dec 31, 2019 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #23

    Luke Edwards’s supposedly saying that Brucie wants to bring three in in January and Ashley and his crew have said they’d back him – provided the players Bruce wants are the right players.

    Err, who going to decide whether Brucie’s choices are the right players?

    2
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 31, 2019 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #24

    Jib

    I probably will but am still unsure as to whether it will be a new decade, surely 2010 is part of the old decade still?

    I seem to recall similar arguments with the Dawn of the year 2000.

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 31, 2019 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #25

    Just waiting for the spinning plates to start crashing down with a resounding tinkle!

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  • beermonkey

    Dec 31, 2019 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #26

    lesh

    the same person who said joelinton was worth buying

    2
  • Munster Mag

    Dec 31, 2019 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #27

    Lesh sadly there has to be a meeting of price age and availability. And the price can’t be high!

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  • Reilly

    Dec 31, 2019 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #28

    “The clubs’s Head of Recruitment Steve Nickson has drawn up a list of potential recruits and has held a series of meetings with Bruce and managing director Lee Charnley.

    But while most of his names are from the Continent, it’s understood Bruce would prefer to sign players from the domestic market”

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  • toon22

    Dec 31, 2019 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #29

    Does anyone know who actually decides what players are bought and sold ?
    Has the club ever said ?

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  • toon22

    Dec 31, 2019 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #30

    Its obvious the traitor has no say in who we buy or sell
    So Steve Nickson reports on who he thinks
    To Charnley

    So they are saying its down to Charnley then ?

    LOL

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  • TomaKaThor

    Dec 31, 2019 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #31

    When it comes to Newcastle we make most players look poor, Joelinton clearly is a good player, just made a poor choice joining a club who average like 30 % possession and have played him out of position where he is almost always isolated for the majority of his time here.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Dec 31, 2019 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #32

    It was widely reported/inferred/suggested that Rafa pushed for Carr to be ousted. Has anything ever been said about Nickson’s appointment? Rafa wanted control of transfers I thought, so when did Nickson arrive/attain so much power. It is at least a year or longer ago, but he sort of just appeared without fanfare. Was it woth Rafa’s approval, pr anotherbthing to push him towards the exit?

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Dec 31, 2019 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #33

    Or another thing*

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 31, 2019 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #34

    The transfer window officially opens on the 1st January presumably at one minute past midnight BWT, so there is 3 Hours 45 Minutes to then.

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 31, 2019 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #35

    There is 18 Hours 44 Minutes to KO!

    1
  • TomaKaThor

    Dec 31, 2019 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #36

    So IF we do buy anyone, it will be no sooner than the 28th/29th of Jan

    2
  • Reilly

    Dec 31, 2019 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #37

    Lilo he came in under Rafa,but Rafa had final say,i very much doubt thats the same with Bruce.Could be telling this window.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 31, 2019 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #38

    I think Ivan Toney would be worth a cheapish gamble!

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 31, 2019 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #39

    TomaKa

    That would mean a lot of crashing plates! 🙂

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Dec 31, 2019 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #40

    Reilly,
    Cheers. Rafa didn’t always have final say though I don’t think though. It seemed fairly clear Muto wasn’t one he had final say.

    You are right though, I doubt Bruce will get as much say, but hopefully enough to get Nickson to put forward the right type of player.

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