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Newcastle May Look To Add Another Striker As Howe Hopes For More Than Three Signings



Newcastle hope to complete their third winter signing with Bruno Guimaraes undergoing his medical today. The 24-year-old is close to sealing a £40m including add-ons from Lyon in the coming days.

The work won’t end there with multiple areas in line to be strengthened. The primary position of need is at center-back with numerous alternative targets being touted in Brighton’s Dan Burn, Liverpool’s Nat Phillips, Galatasaray’s Marcao, and Mainz’s Jerry St. Juste.

There is some news this morning on Newcastle potentially adding another striker before deadline day. The Independent’s Liverpool reporter Carl Markham is claiming that Atalanta are lining up a move for Divock Origi should Newcastle meet their demands for Duvan Zapata.

The Colombian was targeted earlier in the month. Newcastle offered an initial loan with an obligation to buy should they survive. That structure of a deal makes little sense for Atalanta. However, they are primed and ready should The Magpies swoop in with an appropriate offer.

Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin has also been mentioned this morning. The Telegraph is reporting that Everton, who are undergoing a search for Rafa Benitez’s replacement, are concerned either Newcastle or Arsenal will make a late bid for the 24-year-old. Though this one seems extremely unlikely.

There has been tangential murmurs that Newcastle may make an ambitious move for Benfica’s Darwin Nunez. The Uruguayan would cost £50m so it seems an unlikely proposition this late in the window.

The 22-year-old is also in South America so logistics become somewhat of a problem. The striker appeared in Uruguay’s 1-0 win at Miguel Almiron’s Paraguay last night. Miggy played the entire match.

The Athletic’s Chris Waugh also believe a late push for Reims’s youngster Hugo Ekitike is not off the table. Newcastle were reportedly close to reaching an agreement for the 19-year-old earlier in the window.

Eddie Howe has also confirmed that Newcastle are close to announcing a new signing. He is currently meeting with the press ahead of today’s friendly against Al-Ittihad. Here is his update per the club’s Twitter account:

“We are hopeful we’re getting closer to completing a transfer for a player.

“We’ll try and give you that update as soon as we have it but fingers crossed we’re close to getting one over the line.

“From my perspective, I don’t imagine that would be the end of our interest in bringing new players in.

“Whether that turns into reality, who knows. It can be quite unpredictable in the last couple of days. We’re open and we’re working hard to improve the squad.”

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64 comments so far

  • Blaydon-Toon

    Jan 28, 2022 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #1

    Hello

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 28, 2022 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #2

    In my lap 😀

    0
  • Blaydon-Toon

    Jan 28, 2022 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #3

    Boom straight I’m with a first

    0
  • Mund

    Jan 28, 2022 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #4

    😆

    1
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 28, 2022 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #5

    😕

    1
  • Mund

    Jan 28, 2022 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #6

    Well done Blaydon top first 😉

    1
  • Blaydon-Toon

    Jan 28, 2022 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #7

    Raj of Hailsley

    Got ya there !!

    0
  • The Dyslexic God

    Jan 28, 2022 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #8

    Hoboken, Antwerpen or New Jersey? I take it from the time you logged in it is NJ

    1
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 28, 2022 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #9

    Blaydon-Toon,
    If you’re not fast…you’re last 😥

    1
  • The Dyslexic God

    Jan 28, 2022 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #10

    Blaydon!!!! Hello is copyright The Dutch Bulldog!

    2 incursions today lol

    0
  • The Dyslexic God

    Jan 28, 2022 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #11

    Yes Jail, but the last will be first. I read that in a book once. Alpha and Omega

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  • Mund

    Jan 28, 2022 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #12

    Keith Downie
    @SkySports_Keith
    ·
    15m
    Eddie Howe on PIF’s ambitions for #NUFC:
    “There’s huge ambitions at the club & through time I’m sure those will be reality. The long term will take care of itself. But I have to be careful – my work is day-to-day, minute-to-minute, to make sure the players can win the next game.”

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 28, 2022 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #13

    TDG,
    Was it Brave New World by Aldous Huxley?

    1
  • The Dyslexic God

    Jan 28, 2022 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #14

    oh yes, the bible lol

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jan 28, 2022 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #15

    Guimaraes would be a great signing, but following up by signing players like Dan Burn takes the excitement out of it. We need at least 1 CB, 1 LB, Guimaraes, 1 playmaker and a striker in order to stay up. I think Diego Carlos, Rogerio, Guimaraes, Ross Barkley and Allasane Plea will be enough.

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  • Mund

    Jan 28, 2022 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #16

    Lingard still apparently very much alive

    Some even say he is on his way

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  • Mickey G

    Jan 28, 2022 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #17

    I posted a few days ago that manure where deliberately stringing us along, regarding Lingard. The idea was poo pooed by some posters, most notably TDS
    Seems like I could be correct in my assumption. Apologies excepted. Smiley face

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  • The Dyslexic God

    Jan 28, 2022 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #18

    Jail, a good shout tbh

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  • Adamn_92

    Jan 28, 2022 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #19

    Tom

    Why did you put my name in capitals? Just curious haha

    I still don’t fully believe the ‘pact’ stuff at the moment like i discussed with clint and my reasons are back a few posts. There’s bound to be stories about it as it’s a good story to push and interesting though so will definitely get people to click on their articles. Still don’t believe it would be any benefit to the those clubs and doesn’t make any sense whichever way you look at it.

    The only thing a pact would do is ensure that those clubs miss out on money, potentially ruin a chance of doing any future business with us down the line (in terms of buying players from us when we’re a powerhouse) and most importantly, doesn’t stop us from progressing or improving as we can just buy elsewhere. So it really doesn’t make any sense.

    So I don’t fully believe it, or if it’s true is just an incredible showing of stupidity from those clubs.

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  • Adamn_92

    Jan 28, 2022 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #20

    If Lingard comes in before the window shuts, does that mean there isn’t a pact against us? 😉

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jan 28, 2022 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #21

    Don’t want to see Lingard here. He’ll be another Joe Willock. If you take off his spell at West Ham, his CV is poor. Not good enough for us.

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  • Tyran21

    Jan 28, 2022 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #22

    Nice if Lascelles is not injured. Open up options to play 3 at the back as some suggested here.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 28, 2022 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #23

    Well I’m glad Lingard is still alive we’ve enough cadavers in the squad as it is.

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  • Tyran21

    Jan 28, 2022 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #24

    Of course Bruno too, makes lots of options available.

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  • Mund

    Jan 28, 2022 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #25

    I hope he is another Willock who comes in and smashes 8 in 8

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  • Mund

    Jan 28, 2022 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #26

    Talksport saying the same about Lingard

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  • Mund

    Jan 28, 2022 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #27

    I guess WH didn’t want him 🙄

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  • Tyran21

    Jan 28, 2022 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #28

    Adamn_92

    That means Man Utd chicken out. Haha. I think they would slash the loan fees by half on the last day. Pretty dumb to keep Lingard on the book.

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  • Mund

    Jan 28, 2022 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #29

    Shame if true about Bakker

    Craig Hope
    @CraigHope_DM
    ·
    35s
    Newcastle are still trying for Brighton centre-back Dan Burn but I’m told Leverkusen left-back Mitchel Bakker is now probably unlikely. #nufc

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  • Mund

    Jan 28, 2022 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #30

    Whatever the club thinks the player still has power and pull in these matters.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 28, 2022 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #31

    It’s been said numerous times that West Ham are well stocked in midfield and especially after signing Vlasic. I think Lingard will sign on deadline day.

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  • Mund

    Jan 28, 2022 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #32

    It can be said till the cows come home it still doesn’t mean Lingard was waiting for WH to make a move like suggested and stringing us along as a second option.

    1
  • niafron

    Jan 28, 2022 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #33

    Bonjour messieurs!

    Anyway, if what said Julien Laurens yesterday about the method, NUFC is in fact probably in touch now with far more players than those we heard of.

    So we still can have some surprises.

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  • Mund

    Jan 28, 2022 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #34

    niafron

    They basically said at the start of the window it’s like a revolving door come show me what you have with opening up to every agent in the land.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 28, 2022 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #35

    He hasn’t signed yet Mund and some clubs are going about their business without even a hint of a link or leak.

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  • Reilly

    Jan 28, 2022 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #36

    Keith Downie
    @SkySports_Keith
    ·
    52s
    Newcastle Head of Recruitment Steve Nixon is in Brazil to seal the signing of Bruno Guimarães ??
    We’re told the fee is £33.3m plus £6.5m in add-ons ?
    Agreement on initial fee was reached on Wednesday, however Lyon still wanted to negotiate add-ons. That’s now sorted

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  • Mund

    Jan 28, 2022 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #37

    Keith Downie
    @SkySports_Keith
    ·
    1m
    Newcastle Head of Recruitment Steve Nixon is in Brazil to seal the signing of Bruno Guimarães Flag of Brazil
    We’re told the fee is £33.3m plus £6.5m in add-ons Banknote with yen sign
    Agreement on initial fee was reached on Wednesday, however Lyon still wanted to negotiate add-ons. That’s now sorted Handshake #NUFC

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  • Mund

    Jan 28, 2022 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #38

    Never said he did but I’d rather have a different perception than think every player wouldn’t want to come here

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  • Reilly

    Jan 28, 2022 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #39

    Alex Crook ???
    @alex_crook
    ·
    2m
    As just discussed with
    @JimWhite

    @talkSPORT
    are hearing #NUFC are back in talks with #MUFC over Jesse Lingard and Diego Carlos might not be totally off the table either Gonna be an interesting end to the window at SJP.

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  • niafron

    Jan 28, 2022 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #40

    I don’t know if you seen this already ( it’s one hour old ), so i reproduce it here:

    https://www.lequipe.fr/Football/Actualites/Transferts-bruno-guimaraes-ol-a-newcastle-c-est-fait/1313568

    The interesting are about the bonus for Lyon… they say most of them are linked to NUFC staying in the PL at the end of the season.

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