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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

  • Toon fans bad

    Jan 24, 2022 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #41

    Jail,

    Aye, he could be on £186K pw in the Champo!

    Loans have to be the way out of this shitshow, expensive firefighters for the here and now. Any signing is a risk either permy or on loan. There’s sound logic in the Trippier and Wood permy signings though. If we stay up, they’re part of a good foundation to keep us ticking over while we build and if we lose the relegation battle they’re both perfect to help get us out the champo 1st season.

    They’ve both obviously took these possibilities on board, although Wood probably thought he was going down anyway and might as well get a pay rise!

    That’s some loan fee of £10 million for Lingard if true, and would be a clear picture of where we’re at.

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  • The Dyslexic God

    Jan 24, 2022 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #42

    My apartment was less than 100m from Staromestska, ~(Old town square) I overlooked the Jewish Cemetery, the Rudolfinum (philharmonic building) and a a view across the Vltave to to castle in Mala Strana

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  • Toon fans bad

    Jan 24, 2022 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #43

    41st – BOOM!

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  • The Dyslexic God

    Jan 24, 2022 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #44

    hard times!

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  • Toon fans bad

    Jan 24, 2022 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #45

    Aah bollox 😆

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  • Toon fans bad

    Jan 24, 2022 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #46

    No, 41st stands. Back of the net!

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  • Toon fans bad

    Jan 24, 2022 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #47

    small wins is where I’m at 😆

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  • Toon fans bad

    Jan 24, 2022 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #48

    TDG,

    Sounds like a perfect dwelling place mate, thumbsupthingy.

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  • The Dyslexic God

    Jan 24, 2022 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #49

    Not Bad

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jan 24, 2022 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #50

    Pat Mania – Yep, we’d all prefer those deals to be done for sure but I’m trying to be realistic rather than overly optimistic. 2 signings in already and 2 late on in the window is about what I expected. Any more than that I’d say is excellent.

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  • Toon fans bad

    Jan 24, 2022 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #51

    Remember struggling with the cobbled ground after a few local grogs 😆

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  • barkel

    Jan 24, 2022 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #52

    Essexs – Lingard is out of contract in the summer so there wouldn’t be a future fee. Seems like Man U want a permanent deal now but Lingard wants to keep his options open for when his contract expires. So the 10mil of whatever we’re willing to pay is to get the deal done in Jan. Supposed interest from spurs & west ham but man u don’t want to sell to a direct rival for the second half of the season.

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  • DeanToon88

    Jan 24, 2022 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #53

    I don’t understand why if these reports are true we are trying to sign players for cheaper than there value, it sounds like they are looking for bargain buys bot I’m afraid now isn’t the time for it, we need players though the doors and quickly, a fluke win at Leeds isn’t going to save our season and we are extremely inconsistent and will probably lose again against Everton if new faces aren’t brought in and quickly. We are the richest club in the world ffs! Splash the cash on the players we need, that is defence midfield and another striker and get it done quickly, signing 2 players when we need basically a whole new team isn’t going to cut it I’m afraid….

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  • Tyran21

    Jan 24, 2022 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #54

    I’m happy with just a DM in if there was no injuries last game. Right now, need a CB in for sure. Rest not a priority.

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