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?