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Club Won’t Allow Long-Term NUFC Target To Leave In January – Report



On Monday, Scott Wilson with The Northern Echo reported that Eddie Howe wants the Newcastle hierarchy to focus on ‘tried-and-tested Premier League performers’ in the January window. The report went on to name four potential targets.

Two of those players, Burnley’s James Tarkowski and Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard, were first named as targets soon after the takeover was concluded in early October.

Wilson claims that Newcastle remain very confident of landing Tarkowski despite recent reports that Burnley would not weaken their squad by selling their star defender. Both Tarkowski and Lingard’s contracts run out in the summer.

Lingard appears to be ready for the next chapter of his career. The Man United Academy product isn’t entertaining the idea of a new contract at the moment. Though a lot could depend on which manager takes the reins next at Old Trafford.

Wilson also named Liverpool’s Divock Origi and Manchester City’s Oleksandr Zinchenko as potential loan options. However, he has followed up his initial report with another stating that Liverpool will not allow Origi to leave.

The 26-year-old has just 7 appearances this season. However, with the African Cup of Nations getting underway in early January, Jurgen Klopp will be without both Mo Salah and Sadio Mane until early February.

The duo could miss up to 6 Premier League matches and 2 FA Cup ties. Klopp will need to keep Origi at Anfield as cover while his two superstar attackers are away. The Belgian has performed when given the opportunity this season with 3 goals and 2 assists in his limited appearances.

Newcastle have been linked with a lot of players in Italy’s Serie A. The Times recently claimed the club see Italy as an ideal market to raid in January. That could partly be due to Premier League clubs playing hardball with newly-rich Newcastle.

We could find it difficult to land ‘tried-and-tested Premier League performers’ in the winter window. Though it remains to be seen if any of these four targets are truly on Newcastle’s winter agenda.

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140 comments so far

  • Optimistic prime

    Nov 24, 2021 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #41

    If Jordan Pickford sold guns, would he be a small arms dealer?

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  • Mund

    Nov 24, 2021 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #42

    I for one am over the moon with being the richest club in the world (back off NY 😉 ) and if anything it empowers us to never have to bite to the outsiders who try and goad us and wind us up.

    14 years of absolute misery, fair play to those who want to celebrate it.

    When the takeover was announced it felt like we won the treble as that’s what it means to us

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  • Mund

    Nov 24, 2021 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #43

    Well played OP 😆

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  • Romford mag

    Nov 24, 2021 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #44

    I’ll get ya coat 😉

    1
  • Wor B

    Nov 24, 2021 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #45

    We need people of the Milner / Mata character and ability.

    Not many names suggested stand up to that quality, IMO.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 24, 2021 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #46

    Wijnaldum – no thanks – was desperate to ditch us and went to Liverpool.

    We should not have anything to do with him. A scumbag.

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  • Munster Mag

    Nov 24, 2021 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #47

    Agree re Wini Shola, nó thanks, and something deffo amiss with his away performances

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Nov 24, 2021 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #48

    OP – I’m loathed to ask as you’re probably just trying to pick a fight…but virtue seeking? What are you talking about?

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  • Mund

    Nov 24, 2021 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #49

    Tuff

    Can’t blame anyone who wanted to leave under the last regime tbh

    Some pained me but with the bigger picture now I can’t blame anyone of them

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  • Mund

    Nov 24, 2021 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #50

    Football For All
    @FootballlForAll
    Police cars revolving lightSoccer ball | BREAKING: Steve Bruce’s agent has offered his services to Manchester United

    Via
    @MailSport

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  • Peter

    Nov 24, 2021 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #51

    Personally, I believe we should buy Origami, he will tie the opposition defence in knots

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  • Peter

    Nov 24, 2021 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #52

    Another player for WorB

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  • Optimistic prime

    Nov 24, 2021 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #53

    TDS

    I’m sure you know exactly what I mean.

    Why would I be looking for a fight with the blog prefect?

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  • Wor B

    Nov 24, 2021 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #54

    Peter

    Too much of a risk getting Origami. He goes to pieces when it rains.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Nov 24, 2021 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #55

    OP – Nope. No idea what you mean. So jog on and pick a fight with someone else. I’ve better things to do.

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  • Peter

    Nov 24, 2021 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #56

    @45 totally agree WorB

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  • Peter

    Nov 24, 2021 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #57

    But with the World cup Being in Qatar, Origami could have a hell of a tournament

    1
  • cyprus

    Nov 24, 2021 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #58

    Trippier and Traw…. would save us from relegation?

    It’s not about thinking big, it’s about being miles behind.

    We’ll need to do better than that.

    Don’t know if Origi is the answer, but he may be. He has pl experience, can score.

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  • Peter

    Nov 24, 2021 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #59

    Unless…. it is a night gane and the dew hits.

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  • Peter

    Nov 24, 2021 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #60

    We all know we need 2 good defenders, a monster midfielder and at least a backup to Wilson. I am sure EH knows this and more.

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  • TheTinman

    Nov 24, 2021 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #61

    Wor B, what if we just go ahead and buy Milner and Mata?

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  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 24, 2021 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #62

    Mund – probably right – your take on Wijnaldum. He was probably wise to leave – but it still remains that he dumped us so I would still not welcome him back.

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  • Peter

    Nov 24, 2021 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #63

    Sir Pugalot walking time, chat later

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  • Wor B

    Nov 24, 2021 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #64

    Tinman

    Three years ago I would have said yes, just too late for them now, Mata is 33, Milner 35.

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  • Swablr

    Nov 24, 2021 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #65

    I think we should just aim for players with a hyphenated surname.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 24, 2021 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #66

    I’d like to submit a book to the blog book club. I have not read it but I’m sure somebody on here has read it and can give a bit of a precis so other book club members can decide whether to read it themselves.

    It is called “the Little Red Book” and was written by Mr. Zedong

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  • Optimistic prime

    Nov 24, 2021 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #67

    TDS

    I’m sure you don’t.

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  • TheTinman

    Nov 24, 2021 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #68

    Wor B, so you’re looking for hard working experience pros who have won trophies to bring that attitude to the dressing room.

    How about Azpilicueta? Out of contract in the summer. Definitely 2nd choice with Chelseas young uns doing fantastically well. He’s 32 but fit as a butchers dog, could do for 2-3 years

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  • Wor B

    Nov 24, 2021 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #69

    Swablr

    We’ve already got a few…

    Slow-Longstaff
    Lazy-Shelvey
    Crap-Hendrick
    Useless-Gayle

    I could go on…

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  • Peter

    Nov 24, 2021 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #70

    I am currently reading a book ref. Synchronous Polar Orbit Trajectories. My life is just too exciting. I am up to 1 +1 equals 10

    3
  • Peter

    Nov 24, 2021 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #71

    exit house left with doggo el doggo

    1
  • WLtoon

    Nov 24, 2021 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #72

    Evening all, haven`t had the chance to post or even read much of the last few days so i could be repeating what`s already been said, but Kessie could be on his way to Spuds, I don`t want Wini or Origi, and i`m having hot and spicy sausages for tea.
    There, that covers everything.

    As for books, one of the funniest iv`e read was Hitler, My Part In His Downfall, by Spike Milligan.

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  • Wor B

    Nov 24, 2021 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #73

    Tinman

    Yes.

    I remember KK bringing in an old warhorse to steady the ship and avoid relegation once before. That never-say-die mental attitude, combined with physical toughness goes a long way.

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  • Peter

    Nov 24, 2021 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #74

    WL . Spike was ill when he wrote that!

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  • TheTinman

    Nov 24, 2021 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #75

    I don’t know if we would be able to get him in January though. Unless they sign a replacement.

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  • Peter

    Nov 24, 2021 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #76

    Come on, I have to take Sir Pugalot out and you keep me here!

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  • TheTinman

    Nov 24, 2021 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #77

    There’s also Rob Holding and Callum Chambers out of favour at Arsenal. I think they would both be upgrades on our current defence, but they’re not exactly star signings.

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  • WLtoon

    Nov 24, 2021 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #78

    Players i would target without being called deluded would be Tarkowski, Ward Prowse and Azpilicueta, who only has 6 months ish left on his contract.

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  • WLtoon

    Nov 24, 2021 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #79

    Peter,

    Maybe so but it was still a very funny book.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 24, 2021 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #80

    People have to realise there’s a world cup next year. A lot of the names being discussed on here will have their focus on playing in it. You put yourself at a great disadvantage when managers are selecting their squads if you are playing in the championship. It is a huge risk joining us in January, we have to accept that Lingard, Trippier etc will have massive reservations about coming here because of that despite any money on offer.

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