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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

  • WLtoon

    Nov 24, 2021 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #81

    Brian Killer Kilcline, what a signing he was.

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  • Wor B

    Nov 24, 2021 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #82

    Amoffoot

    Pool night

    Laters, I may have had a couple of powerfully hopped IPAs next time you see me. 🙂

    3
  • TheTinman

    Nov 24, 2021 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #83

    Liverpool now have,

    Chamberlain
    Keita
    Milner
    Jones
    Henderson
    Thiago
    Fabinho
    Elliott (injured long term now)

    I wonder if we could tempt Klopp to give us one of them on loan till the end of the season.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 24, 2021 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #84

    TheTinman,
    Unfortunately that’s exactly the type of player that will find us attractive, both a massive upgrade on what we have, both capable of helping us out of the charts and just as important would probably both be prepared to be part of a long term rebuild.

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  • TheTinman

    Nov 24, 2021 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #85

    All of those battling for 2/3 CM positions

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 24, 2021 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #86

    I’m not sure DVDB is even an option anymore with a new manager at Man U, he’ll probably fancy his chances on getting a few starts now.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Nov 24, 2021 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #87

    Loan until the end of the season for some of these quality players does make some sense, as long as we can convince them that we’re signing several players and will continue to play decent football. Not too many will want to drop down the league to join a genuine relegation scrap where we’re putting 9 men behind the ball and just trying to hold on for a point.

    A loan helps to put the player in the shop window, get some games under their belt and help them get selected for their national team. I think Nations League is June and July?

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  • WLtoon

    Nov 24, 2021 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #88

    It`s not looking good for Nissan and it`s suppliers in the short term, with workers being stood down for at least 25 % of the working week from now until April at least.
    You either take stand downs unpaid, or bank the hours ,paying them back when the company demands it. which could be a right chew on considering some workers already have over 120 banked hours. Not good at all.
    Parts shortage was originally blamed for the current plight in the car industry, coinciding with drivers shortages throughout the country, now though it seems the biggest cause of the problem is the lack of demand for new cars, full stop.
    I can see redundancies over the horizon before the summer, hope i am wrong.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 24, 2021 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #89

    That’s what I think as well TDSarf, I thought a loan option for Lingard was out of the question but he’s told them talks are over and he’s leaving next summer anyway so I suppose it’s better to get his wages off the books, a storming second half of the season with us would set him up nicely in the summer, whether it be with us or someone else.

    3
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 24, 2021 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #90

    WL toon,
    That breakfexit was a cracking idea wasn’t it 🙄

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Nov 24, 2021 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #91

    Jail – Exactly. And I think West Ham signed someone else in his position so maybe that option isn’t available to him now. Half a season with us and he can decide if he likes it here and wants to be part of the project or has just put himself in the shop window for someone else to sign him on a free.

    If we could get any of the likes of Ramsey, Gini, or Origi on similar deals, that would be great. Not saying we should sign all 4 of those but you know what I mean.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Nov 24, 2021 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #92

    WLtoon – Sad state of affairs is that many people negatively affected by Brexit were those sold a kipper and actually voted for Brexit. Doesn’t matter which way people voted or whether you think the principle was good or bad (I don’t want to get into politics), the facts are that nothing positive has been delivered by Brexit yet (over 5 years since the vote) and there have been plenty of negatives.

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 24, 2021 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #93

    Spike Milligan’s epitaph includes the phrase “I told you I was ill”.

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 24, 2021 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #94

    @92

    Don’t go there, perlease!

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  • Peter

    Nov 24, 2021 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #95

    TDS what a load of bull s***
    There have been a load of positives such as

    erm…
    ermm.
    ermm Pepper pig!!!

    But one at least was the covid vaccine. TBH, can’t think of another one

    1
  • WLtoon

    Nov 24, 2021 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #96

    Jail,

    There has always been peaks and troughs in car sales but i haven`t seen it as quiet as this for such a long period of time as it is right now, very worrying

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Nov 24, 2021 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #97

    Ron Knee – Nah, I’m not. Deliberately leaving it open and like that so I’ve just stated the facts as they are. All of the opinions, well…they’re not for this blog.

    1
  • Peter

    Nov 24, 2021 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #98

    Thank yo Ron, I was going to say that is on his headstone

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  • Peter

    Nov 24, 2021 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #99

    Interesting factoid. The Washington Nissan plant… before Covid, made more cars per year than the whole of Italy circa 500,000

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  • WLtoon

    Nov 24, 2021 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #100

    TDS,

    Not going into politics but it hasn`t turned out as rosy in the garden as first thought, it will take time, if at all.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Nov 24, 2021 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #101

    Peter – Yeah, and even that is a red herring as all EU countries could have negotiated separately for the vaccines, however they chose to purchase via the bloc to get better terms. Meanwhile, the UK government were actually brilliant by getting in there early and signing plenty of deals. Can’t fault them for that.

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  • Peter

    Nov 24, 2021 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #102

    WLtoon, it is the lack of semiconductors. hitting every car manufacturer

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Nov 24, 2021 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #103

    WLtoon – I hope it works out as we’re all stuck with it now. Hoping it’s just a matter of time but I do have sympathy for those who are struggling because of it, especially when compounded with Covid related issues.

    1
  • Peter

    Nov 24, 2021 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #104

    TDS. Not quite accurate. Germany, Netherlands and …another country made purchase deals. Brussels shut them down and stated that they would negotiate as a bloc.Then took months. UK weren’t bad in getting the vaccines bought in.

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  • cyprus

    Nov 24, 2021 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #105

    My take. We need a couple of star players from other foreign leagues, to make a difference, Tevez style.

    Our chance of being relegated is “pretty good”, draws like the last one just ain’t enough.

    But, I’ve been watching the championship lately (wonder why?). The standard is pretty high, I’ve certainly seen teams which would easily give us a game.

    There are still plenty of Bowens down there.

    Buy them, or we’ll be up against them soon enough 😉

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  • Peter

    Nov 24, 2021 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #106

    Short walk for El doggo tonight. Freezing out there

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  • Peter

    Nov 24, 2021 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #107

    Cyprus, stop lanarcaring around. We will be ok, If worst case happens, straight back.

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  • cyprus

    Nov 24, 2021 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #108

    Summary: January will be make or break. Is the current scouting team good enough?

    My take: no.

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  • cyprus

    Nov 24, 2021 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #109

    Peter
    I’m with you there.

    Although, straight back a given? Man, that league is high standard!

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  • Optimistic prime

    Nov 24, 2021 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #110

    Aye, the Governments doing a great job.

    Two years later and tens of Billions spent and we’re in exactly the same place.

    Fortunately there’s enough happy clappers to cover their mess.

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  • TheTinman

    Nov 24, 2021 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #111

    People always say the championship is tough, but everytime we actually get there I think wow, the standard is really low here.

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  • Mund

    Nov 24, 2021 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #112

    New fitness room being installed next to changing rooms.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FE-GMB_XEAcivhn?format=jpg&name=large

    And fans say we want instant success but get excited over some DIY

    3
  • cyprus

    Nov 24, 2021 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #113

    Anyway, I’d much prefer we do enough now to stay in the league, rather than do the adventurous route.

    I hope the new regime has seen enough (Amanda’s been bored to death, playing with her phone most of the time, can’t blame her!) to know that we do try but we just aren’t good enough.

    We need an overhaul. Pronto. Why pretend? We have the money, shell it.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Nov 24, 2021 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #114

    Peter – Fair enough. I understood that countries were allowed to contract separately but didn’t know the EU then tried to stop that happening. Maybe that just related to the UK? Not sure and I suppose doesn’t matter much. I can kinda see why as poorer EU countries would be at a disadvantage. But then it should have been a quick deal! EU messed up.

    Should have just let the Germans buy them for the whole block really…or the UK as it happens!

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  • Macas

    Nov 24, 2021 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #115

    Wijnaldum would be a terrible signing, no thanks

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Nov 24, 2021 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #116

    Mund – we should be excited by anything that’s a forward step for our club. Even if it’s a baby step, I’ll take it after a decade+ of stagnation or backwards steps.

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  • cyprus

    Nov 24, 2021 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #117

    Tinman,
    It doesn’t always happen that way. Ask Leeds, Forest, QPR etc…

    Of course, ok, we’ve done the yoyo pretty well.

    Do you want the risk?

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  • WLtoon

    Nov 24, 2021 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #118

    Re the championship, it`s pants man, the standard is pretty crap, even Fulham and Norwich, without spending a penny, or losing their best players make light work of coming back up.
    We have done it twice, after losing 4 of our better players the 2nd time we skated it. it`s not a good standard at all.

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  • cyprus

    Nov 24, 2021 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #119

    Ok, so no big deal then. If we go down, straight up a given.

    1
  • check the toastie

    Nov 24, 2021 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #120

    Think Nissan having issues are a touch more complicated than just blaming brexit, as that suits your own political view. Get a grip. Would be closer to the truth blaming cabbage head and Ashley.

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