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These Are Two Center-Backs Newcastle Can Still Sign This Month

Newcastle really need two new center-backs in this January window, but with only 6 days left in the window, we haven’t brought any in yet.

We spent a lot of time on our top targets Sven Botman and Diego Carlos, but their clubs were not willing to let them go this month unless Newcastle offered them daft money, which we didn’t.

So now, hopefully Newcastle are going down their list and hopefully still trying to bring in two central defenders, with the latest one being Attila Szalai, the 6ft 4ins 23 times capped Hungarian International, who plays for Fenerbahçe.

Sky Sports reporter Keith Downie has said he’s probably an option, with Newcastle being unsuccessful with their top central defender targets.

This is what Keith told givemesport:

“So, I think he probably is an option, from what I’ve heard, but I don’t think he is option number one. So, it might be one to keep an eye on later on in the window.”

The 24-year-old would be a good buy for Newcastle from what we know of him, a big strong defender who has played extremely well for the Turkish giants over the last 12 months.

And another option for Newcastle could be Tottenham center-back Joe Roden, with news today that Spurs manager Antonio Conte is willing to let him go this month, probably on a permanent deal.

Joe Roden of Tottenham

The Welsh International has had few chances at Spurs, since signing for them back in 2020 from Swansea.

He has played only 21 times for the north London club over the last 18 months.

The 24-year-old 6ft 4ins center-back has played 22 times for Wales, and he will be looking to resurrect his career this month.

Maybe that is with Newcastle, and we think he would be a good signing for us.

Certainly, these two center-backs will give is some height and strength at the back.

What do you think?

25 comments so far

  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jan 25, 2022 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #1

    Another use of the word “need”. Grrrr…

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 25, 2022 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #2


  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 25, 2022 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #3

    I don’t think you quite appreciate the importance of a first.

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 25, 2022 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #4

    I’ll spare the repost after all that 😀

  • willynufc

    Jan 25, 2022 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #5

    So the Carlos deal is dead?

  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jan 25, 2022 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #6

    Jail, “I don’t think you quite appreciate the importance of a first.”

    Correct. 😉

  • magpie6699

    Jan 25, 2022 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #7

    As far as negative comments about the trip to Saudi go, the only one I saw was from that great critic and true friend of Newcastle, Danny Mills, aka bitter and twisted.

  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jan 25, 2022 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #8

    willynufc, “So the Carlos deal is dead?”

    Incorrect. 😉

  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jan 25, 2022 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #9

    magpie6699 – Danny Mills is awful. Another pundit whose articles I don’t bother reading. Along with Ibangedawh*re.

  • Tom

    Jan 25, 2022 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #10

    Clint from previous …

    cheers mate …

  • DayvanCowboy

    Jan 25, 2022 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #11

    Haven’t seen anything in the mainstream press or rags of the world spitting feathers about this, can’t see any high ranking politicians speaking out over it, strange that isn’t it?…..


  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jan 25, 2022 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #12

    Attila Szalai I feel like that’s the defender we should have been going for in the beginning over Botman!

    Probably have gotten him before now he is quick great on the ball and just a warrior

    Seen him play for Hungary many a time he is quality


    Jan 25, 2022 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #13

    Some pundits really have a thing for us, huh?

    I can sort of understand them taking issue with the glory hunter teams, yet they usually toe the line there.
    After that, it’s just personal nastiness.
    Based on misconceptions about us fans ‘expectations’, that they invented.
    Ycmiu…oh! They did!


    Jan 25, 2022 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #14


    Ya welcome, soak it up bro’.

  • Reilly

    Jan 25, 2022 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #15

    Newcastle are in talks with Atalanta striker Duvan Zupata. The player is keen on the move, and #NUFC have proposed an £8m loan fee with an obligation to purchase for £30m if they stay up. Atalanta are considering the deal and sources have said a deal is ‘likely’. [

  • Romford mag

    Jan 25, 2022 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #16


    Happy birthday for yesterday mate 🙂

  • check the toastie

    Jan 25, 2022 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #17

    We are better spending 30+million on players who shud upgrade team substantially and be key for the next few years. Loans are a good idea mind. Lingaard , Ramsey and Ali would be decent for 6 month to see if they care.

  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jan 25, 2022 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #18

    DayvanCowboy – I don’t get why you (and others) are hung up on this topic. Why would high ranking politicians be commenting on this specific deal? The takeover of our club became big news due to the global popularity of the Premier League and the noise that our fans were making to force the takeover through. PIF had previously invested into lots of companies (including McLaren) but it wasn’t in loads of articles because people weren’t that interested.

    Rags only write articles that people are interested in (positively or negatively) so there would be no point in writing on that topic. This is more a FT topic.

  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jan 25, 2022 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #20

    CLINT – Many pundits just like to write articles on the latest hot topic. Right now it’s us. It’s the way they get noticed and get to progress their careers. They probably don’t even believe in a lot of things that they’re writing. Or maybe they do and they’re just stupid.

  • Stephen

    Jan 25, 2022 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #21

    Is there any danger we can pull the fingers out and confirm at least one signing today…

  • DayvanCowboy

    Jan 25, 2022 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #22

    ToonDarnSarf, the gaming and e-sports industry are huge on a global scale to include lucrative sponsorships and backing through industry leaders, they literally sell-out stadiums on e-sports tours/seasons just for fans to sit and watch competitive streamers compete live, and this isn’t a minimal share investment like McLaren etc, they have literally bought ESL and FACEIT outright, just like they did with NUFC. I’m not hung up on it, I’m one of the ones who are still a little uncomfortable on the ownership situation, but my support of NUFC comes first and foremost, what I don’t agree with is that away from football punditry and people involved in the sport we were dragged through the mud by the press, politicians and other outside commentators on the takeover and Saudi Involvement, but they make a more lucrative and financially expensive acquisition like ESL and you hear diddly squat other than within the gaming community, if people want to raise the issue of sports washing etc then it should be across the board, not just cherry picked.


    Jan 25, 2022 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #23


    True mate, to a point…
    Somr actively seem to dislike us. Mills, jordan, agbinblahblah, merson etc.
    Loads just, as you state, use us for clicks.
    In the internet era certain tropes gave been established, not just about nufc, it’s others too.
    I will stand up for anyone getting unduly dissed.


    Jan 25, 2022 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #24


    Cannot disagree with that.
    Level playing field, hey?
    Sport, seemily, is the last place you’d find one…the irony is off the hook!!!


    Jan 25, 2022 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #25

    Reilly, Duvan Zupata is no spring chicken but had a decent last few years scoring over 1 goal every 2 games. That would work for us.
    It seems these new owners dont see the dreaded 30 years of age the same way as ashley did. Life in the old dog yet. CAC.


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