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Another Former Target Reportedly Under Consideration For January

In July of 2020, Newcastle’s takeover had stalled and would ultimately collapse by the end of the month. Up until that point, the club had two separate transfer lists – one for the disaster that came to be and another one containing top stars for a new era at the club.

Fast forward to October of this year, the takeover finally came to its rightful conclusion. Since that date, Newcastle have been linked with a galaxy-load of players. Some of them were reported targets before the takeover’s momentary demise.

Back in July of 2020, ESPN named American international Weston McKennie as a target. USA Today’s Kristian Dyer followed up that by writing that McKennie to Newcastle was one to watch.

The midfielder was with Schalke at the time and the club was heading into a season of toil and misery. They didn’t want to sell their young midfielder but financial difficulties had them set a price tag of around £20m.

It was Juventus who came calling with an initial loan and an option to buy. The 23-year-old became the first American to play for the Italian giants. He was an integral part of the team making 46 appearances in all competitions.

Juve triggered their purchase option and McKennie has featured regularly again with 8 league starts so far. However, The Mail’s Simon Jones is reporting that Max Allegri is open to selling the youngster in January which has alerted Newcastle.

It seems that Allegri is trying to offload some midfielders to bring in money to make his own signings. Both Aaron Ramsay and Adrien Rabiot have been named as Newcastle targets recently that could become available in the winter window.

A recent report in The Times claimed Newcastle would look to Italy for targets in January. Though another report emphatically stated that the club will target players with Premier League experience.

Time will tell which way Newcastle go. As far as McKennie is concerned, he certainly ticks a few boxes for Newcastle. He is very versatile and can even play center-back if needed.

While the Texan is contracted to 2025, Juventus could be open to an initial loan deal with an option to buy. They would likely require a significant loan fee which won’t be much of a deterrent for Newcastle if they truly covet McKennie.

131 comments so far

  • Optimistic prime

    Nov 23, 2021 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #121


    I’d have to check to see which year’s but under Keegan we finished 1 year with only Liverpool conceding less goals and 2 other years were in the top 5.

    Someone put a link up on here few years back.

  • DrGloom

    Nov 23, 2021 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #122

    Cyprus – I enjoyed Confederacy of Dunces too 😀

  • Jessie

    Nov 23, 2021 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #123

    The blog twitter page is back in business, for anyone interested.

  • Optimistic prime

    Nov 23, 2021 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #124

    Just caught up.

    You all read some shite!

  • DrGloom

    Nov 23, 2021 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #125

    OP – well we read some of the arguments on here if thats what you mean 😀

  • ¥

    Nov 23, 2021 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #126

    I read a book once. A green one.

    {stolen from a wonderful episode of Porridge}

  • Optimistic prime

    Nov 23, 2021 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #127


    Seeing what certain posters read explains a few views and outlooks on here.

  • Optimistic prime

    Nov 23, 2021 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #128

    Some prefer fantasy to fact, not just in their books.

  • Regan

    Nov 23, 2021 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #129

    After 23 years I’ve managed to finish my first book..

    Might start reading another one next week. .

  • Toon fans bad

    Nov 23, 2021 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #130

    The DoF situation is dragging on a bit!

    Who are you? Where are you? Let’s be avin you! 😆


    Nov 23, 2021 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #131



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