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Next Seven Days Are Vital To Newcastle’s Survival In Premier League



It’s true to say that the Newcastle owners would have expected more players signed by today – the first day of warm-weather training in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia

We have two good players who have already been signed – Kieran Trippier and Chris Wood, both of whom played well in the 1-0 win at Aston Villa on Saturday.

21-year-old Dutch U21 left-back Michael Bakker, at Bayer Leverkusen, could be our next signing, with the German club ready to sell, and we have bid 14.5M, which is close to the 16M, Bayern Leverkusen want, according to the Mail.

And we are reported to be back in for Manchester United forward Jesse Lingard for a loan deal, according to Fabrizio Romano:

We may have finally given up on Seville center-back Diego Carlos, but we need to bring at least one center-back in during the next 7 days.

At the very least we need a center-back, a central midfielder, and a striker.

Former Chronicle reporter Chris Waugh has reported this morning in the Athletic, and this is a small extract from his long article:

“In truth, Newcastle are behind where they intended to be at this stage of the window. Most frustratingly, center-back — the priority position — has still to be strengthened. Alongside two new central defenders, they would ideally like to end January having also recruited a left-back, a holding midfielder, an attacking midfielder and another forward.”

“It is understood Newcastle have long lists for all positions and will potentially send out dozens of enquiries now that clubs are more likely to be open to dispensing with fringe squad members, given the growing proximity to the end of the window.”

The time has come for Newcastle to start moving down their list of candidates and start signing players.

For instance, if we cannot get Lingard in, a decent alternative is Spurs’ Deli Alli, and remember Spurs pipped us to his signing back in January 2015, when he was at Milton Keynes Dons.

And the England International wants to come to Newcastle to resurrect his career – he would no doubt be a popular signing for Newcastle fans, as long as he is willing to fight in a Newcastle shirt.

There’s also good news that we will soon sign Atalanta Columbian striker Duván Zapata, and he would be another very good signing.

Finally, for a midfielder maybe we can sign Aaron Ramsey from Juventus, as long as he is willing to take a big pay cut to arrive on Tyneside.

Just 7 days to go in this transfer window, and we still have to sign 3/4 players to significantly strengthen the side.

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54 comments so far

  • beermonkey

    Jan 24, 2022 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #1

    .

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 24, 2022 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #2

    Whoop whoop 😀

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 24, 2022 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #3

    Can you even do that beer 😕

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  • Madmag

    Jan 24, 2022 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #4

    I hope there is god news today 😉

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  • We're FuQuinn Doomed

    Jan 24, 2022 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #5

    Why has Chris Wood gone to Dubai whilst the rest of the team are in Saudi Arabia.
    Has he already had a holiday booked and the club has honoured it.

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  • Madmag

    Jan 24, 2022 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #6

    God and Good

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 24, 2022 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #7

    WFQD,
    He’s playing some kind of pre qualification games with NZ.

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  • WLtoon

    Jan 24, 2022 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #8

    Is there any truth in what i have heard about Lingard training in Dubai, if so why go there to train ??

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 24, 2022 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #9

    I’ll spare my repost.

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  • We're FuQuinn Doomed

    Jan 24, 2022 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #10

    Cheers Raj thought it was a bit odd.
    What group is it the Oceania/ME World Cup Qualifying Group.

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  • dazzler

    Jan 24, 2022 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #11

    A big week coming up for us, but I have faith that we can get it done – an LB seems almost certain at this point in Bakker, Lingard seems promising, Alli seems possible, and I still think Carlos will come in.

    Zapata talk seems to have tapered off though.

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  • We're FuQuinn Doomed

    Jan 24, 2022 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #12

    WLtoon yes it is true. And it’s probably because the move to us is further on the media know.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 24, 2022 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #13

    WFQD,
    Not sure, might be on Nufc.com.

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  • dazzler

    Jan 24, 2022 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #14

    Now Edwards is saying Bakker is definitely not coming.

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  • WLtoon

    Jan 24, 2022 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #15

    WFD

    Ive just had a txt to say he was training in Dubai, where did you hear it? Not from Twitter i hope lol

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 24, 2022 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #16

    New Zealand have selected Newcastle striker Chris Wood in their squad for a pair of friendly matches:

    Fri 28.01.2022 Jordan (n) Abu Dhabi
    Tue 01.02.2022 Uzbekistan (n) Dubai

    Those two games act as warm-ups for the Oceania World Cup qualifying tournament, staged in Qatar from March 18th to 30th.

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  • kilcline

    Jan 24, 2022 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #17

    Not convinced on Zapata, think better out there.

    Shame if Bakker is not gonna happen

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  • The Dyslexic God

    Jan 24, 2022 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #18

    Martoon, I will get K to take you to bed and give you your tincture!

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  • Pat Mania

    Jan 24, 2022 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #19

    ToonDarnSarf
    That’s fair. I do believe we can get deals done this week. But the clock is ticking and that’s concerning. To state the obvious, we’d all prefer if the deals were already done ?

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jan 24, 2022 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #20

    It doesn’t seem that we are having problems getting the players to agree to come to us it seems to be the selling clubs who are putting the blockers on

    Will be quite an exciting week for us hopefully

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  • We're FuQuinn Doomed

    Jan 24, 2022 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #21

    Looks like he’ll be missing for a couple in March, at least Wilson will be back by then.

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  • The Dyslexic God

    Jan 24, 2022 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #22

    That did not quite come out as hoped as Kilcline posted immediately before.

    K is my sister, and Martoon was unluckily enough to marry her. Still, it was only 40 years ago give or take, IT WILL NEVER LAST!

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 24, 2022 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #23

    LCBP,
    With players from other leagues we can literally treble their wages, that’s not possible with established PL stars. Even Digne wouldn’t have been worth doubling or even a 50% raise when he’s already on £120K pw.

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  • We're FuQuinn Doomed

    Jan 24, 2022 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #24

    Would be shocking if he got injured in those 2 games and we didn’t sign another striker.

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  • The Dyslexic God

    Jan 24, 2022 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #25

    Mighty Quin, by then CW will be fit again

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 24, 2022 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #26

    WFQD,
    Is there not an int break for all the play off games at some stage.

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  • Toon fans bad

    Jan 24, 2022 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #27

    Jail,

    My memory isn’t too great with recalling comments, might be the impact of the Carling over the years. Most popular lager in Britain though, none of that posh stuff!

    The takeover was out the blue and we all got properly excited. Which we fully deserved to be after the previous owner’s shenanigans.
    But we knew getting players to come was going to be a tricky business. The likes of Lingard will be thinking, I’ll go to the toon till end of season for a few quid and they’ll probably ditch me if they stay up. Can’t see him going to WC if we’re in the champo. Folk forget the WC is in late November this year. He has to go somewhere though if he has any WC ambition at all.
    Think we’d get more from Lingard than Alli.

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  • The Dyslexic God

    Jan 24, 2022 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #28

    oops, Quin, you said it before I saw it… if that makes any sense

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  • The Dyslexic God

    Jan 24, 2022 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #29

    Toon fans bad spend 3 years in Prague drinking their very good beers at £1.25 a pint

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  • We're FuQuinn Doomed

    Jan 24, 2022 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #31

    I knew what you meant TDG.

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  • Toon fans bad

    Jan 24, 2022 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #32

    TDG,

    Slurped the local grog over there on my past visits, always done my guts in, in the end!
    Although that occurs in most places I go and batter the local hooch 😆

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  • kilcline

    Jan 24, 2022 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #33

    We should offer Juve £25m for Bentancur, mainly to p155 off Villa

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  • Toon fans bad

    Jan 24, 2022 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #34

    TDG,

    Wenceslas Square and the old town were my favourite places. It won’t be £1.25 a pint there no I’d imagine

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 24, 2022 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #35

    Tfb,
    Conor Coady – Salary & Contract
    Conor Coady earns £62,000 per week, £3,224,000 per year playing for Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. as a D C. Conor Coady’s net worth is £15,360,800. Conor Coady is 28 years old and was born in England. His current contract expires June 30, 2025.

    So even if we offered him £100K pw, he’s worth £15M and has one last chance at playing in a WC finals, he might give that up if you trebled his wage the way we can Botman or Carlos but is it worth or even anywhere near sensible to offer him £186K pw, even doubling his wage could be seen as daft.

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  • Toon fans bad

    Jan 24, 2022 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #36

    *no = now

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  • The Prince's Mate

    Jan 24, 2022 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #37

    I’m Luke Edwards…

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  • The Prince's Mate

    Jan 24, 2022 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #38

    Along with the other 7 people in my head

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 24, 2022 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #39

    Would the £10m loan fee be part of the transfer fee if we signed Lingard?

    1
  • coming home

    Jan 24, 2022 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #40

    WL

    Lingard is training in Dubai with the other Manure players, nowt in it

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