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Talks Progressing Well To Sign 22-Year-Old Striker – Report



Newcastle are closing in on three signings before Monday’s deadline day. Lyon’s Bruno Guimaraes is all but a Magpie with the player undergoing a medical today in Brazil. He has also agreed to personal terms on a contract until 2026.

However, there are two more deals in the works on this Friday with a surprise name now in the mix. In an exclusive, The Telegraph’s Luke Edwards is reporting that Newcastle are in pole position to land Arsenal’s Eddie Nketiah, whose contract runs out in the summer.

The 22-year-old forward, who scored a hat-trick against Sunderland in the League Cup late last month, has emerged as a top attacking target. This development comes as Newcastle’s hope of landing Jesse Lingard on loan appears to have been extinguished.

However, The Telegraph believe Newcastle have been quietly working on this deal since the beginning of the window. Though with Lingard now off the table, negotiations have seemingly been put into overdrive.

Edwards claims talks are progressing well and the young striker could head up to Tyneside over the weekend to complete a move. Crystal Palace reportedly had a bid turned down for the forward earlier in this window.

Newcastle are also expected to make a second run at Brighton’s Dan Burn. An opening bid of £8m was turned down. Newcastle will go in with an improved offer and as long as Brighton do not make ‘unrealistic demands’, an agreement is believed to be within reach.

Edwards seems to suspect that if Newcastle are successful in landing Nketiah and Burn that would wrap up this window with five signings in Kieran Trippier, Chris Wood, Bruno Guimaraes, Eddie Nketiah, and Dan Burn.

That would represent a decent haul though the primary goal of significantly strengthening the position of center-back would not have been met. However, it is a notoriously difficult window and our new owners have been tireless in trying to get these signings over the line.

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158 comments so far

  • beermonkey

    Jan 28, 2022 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #81

    jane

    not sure who he would replace my guess would be longstaff
    bruno and joelinton will be first on the team sheet

    i cant wait to see when the window closes how the team evolves with the new additions and if we stay out it will give us clue as to next season as well

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  • cleveleysbob

    Jan 28, 2022 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #82

    At least WHam know what they have to offer to better our bid + make most of money upfront.

    If I remember they claimed ours was knocked back because of future payments clauses being unrealistic – that could come back to haunt them 🙂

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  • Mund

    Jan 28, 2022 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #83
  • ToonFL

    Jan 28, 2022 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #84

    Hendrick and Gayle to both score Mund lol

    Maybe Hendrick could get a transfer to them lol do us all a favour

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  • Mund

    Jan 28, 2022 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #85

    ToonFL

    Hopefully Hendrick goes to the Boro as I think he could do a job there. The sooner we get rid of the deadwood the better.

    Trying to see who the captain is but no joy

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  • ToonFL

    Jan 28, 2022 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #86

    Mund

    Definitely!

    Out of that line up, you’d like to imagine Trippier is captain – can’t find any confirmation myself either yet

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  • Mund

    Jan 28, 2022 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #87

    ToonFL

    I’m thinking the same but just want to have that confirmation as it normally has it on the lineup. Should be Trips tho and no doubt will send a message of intent for next season.

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  • cleveleysbob

    Jan 28, 2022 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #88

    I think we’ll still get a CB (as well as Burn).

    We’ll also get Lingard until Summer at least.

    If we also get Nketiah. That will be 7 new players,

    1 RB, 1LB/CB, 1 CB, 1 CDM, 1 CAM, and 2 Strikers. Almost perfect and certainly a fabulous start to life under our owners. 😀

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  • Assassins Inc

    Jan 28, 2022 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #89

    Shite, we missed out on Andy Carroll.
    Recruitment team must be sleeping.

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  • lochinvar

    Jan 28, 2022 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #90

    Eddie Nketiah could be potential waiting to happen.
    Daresay he’s pally with Willock and that helps confidence.
    We need athletic, fit, attacking players to compliment Max, Miggy and Wilson when he’s back in action.

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  • lochinvar

    Jan 28, 2022 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #91

    At least AC did the decent thing and avoided Burnley.
    He could be very useful to West Brom.
    He’ll feel at home in stripes.

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jan 28, 2022 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #92

    Lampard interviewing for Everton job actually hope he gets it so we can relegate them

    The way they lied down against the Mackems and celebrated when we went down well it would be justice if we beat them to send them down

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  • Mund

    Jan 28, 2022 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #93
  • Mund

    Jan 28, 2022 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #94
  • ottawageordie2

    Jan 28, 2022 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #95

    The Rolling Stones said many years ago “If you can’t get what you want then get what you need”. I think we’ll do that by the end of the day.

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  • ToonFL

    Jan 28, 2022 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #96

    Mund

    Happy days! The best person for it from the line up for sure.

    Hopefully the lads get a good run about today and come through with no injuries

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  • Mund

    Jan 28, 2022 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #97

    Transfer News
    @TransferChecker
    ·
    3m
    Bruno Guimaraes to Newcastle. Deal done and set to be formalised in the next hour or two, following his medical. Brilliant signing. A real statement. #NUFC

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  • ToonFL

    Jan 28, 2022 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #98
  • cleveleysbob

    Jan 28, 2022 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #99

    The “other” CB I mentioned is this St Juste guy from Mainz, apparently in same stable as Trippier & Woods for agents.

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  • AnyToon in Indiana

    Jan 28, 2022 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #100

    too early for last?

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  • cleveleysbob

    Jan 28, 2022 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #101

    Although he may be a stalking horse to get Seville to jump (or Lille) 😀

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  • cleveleysbob

    Jan 28, 2022 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #102

    Yep 😉

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  • AnyToon in Indiana

    Jan 28, 2022 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #103

    man…I have to be slower around here

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  • Yorkfan

    Jan 28, 2022 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #104

    So now the question is who is making way for these additions in the 25 man squad?

    I don’t see clubs lining up to buy our players.

    I wonder if contracts will be paid off and players made free agents?

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  • AnyToon in Indiana

    Jan 28, 2022 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #105

    Gayle and Hendricks get paid to sit anyway along with a GK so there are probably the first 3 right there even if they have to be paid to be training partners.

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  • SholaShow

    Jan 28, 2022 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #106

    Definitely like the idea of Nketiah the more I look into his stats.

    On the face of it, you read 5 PL goals for Arsenal in about 45 matches.

    Then you look at actual minutes played and it adds up to a grand total of 1180 mins or about 13 full 90min matches in the PL for 5 goals.

    Same thing with Leeds when he was on-loan there. 17 ‘appearances’ which actually adds up to 5 and a half full matches at 500 mins total, for 3 goals in return.

    Exactly the type Bruno needs ahead of him, movement in behind and pace.

    Wilson was plying his trade in League 1 at the same age.

    No reason he cannot come on strong and be a real goal-getter in the PL, if given the chance.

    Might perk up Willock a bit too having an old pal, although he was much more like himself as the match wore on against Leeds last time out anyway.

    Burn as a replacement for Clark.

    Bruno to transform the midfield.

    Lingard on deadline day to add some goals in that supporting ST role, intelligent link-up play and to get out of Trippier’s way as he likes to play narrower than Fraser.

    Nketiah to come in so we can finally move Gayle on.

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  • Mund

    Jan 28, 2022 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #107
  • WLtoon

    Jan 28, 2022 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #109

    Young Adam Pearson with Bruno G

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bifRa_spX0

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  • IrishRob

    Jan 28, 2022 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #110

    https://mobile.twitter.com/NUFC/status/1487091018931609602

    I’m wondering is the Fact Wood isn’t even on the bench am indication that they won’t be signing another forward?

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  • Mund

    Jan 28, 2022 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #111

    IrishRob

    Wood is on international duty mate

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  • Tyran21

    Jan 28, 2022 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #112

    IrishRob

    Wood having international duty.

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  • IrishRob

    Jan 28, 2022 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #113

    I dont know how many times I have to type this, over the last few months, but I’ll type it again…..

    They don’t have to get rid of any players they can put them in the u23’s squad and unregister them.

    3
  • IrishRob

    Jan 28, 2022 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #114

    Cheers lads, didn’t expect Australia to be playing atm for some reason.

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  • Tyran21

    Jan 28, 2022 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #115

    New Zealand………….

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  • toon22

    Jan 28, 2022 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #116

    I can remember the last time we bought a promising young striker from Arsenal

    😉

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  • Tyran21

    Jan 28, 2022 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #117

    Wood scored a penalty but they lost 3-1

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  • niafron

    Jan 28, 2022 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #118

    Guimaraes official annoucement just before Friday night party would be perfect in timing…

    Almost 2 PM in Brazil…

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  • Adamn_92

    Jan 28, 2022 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #119

    Irishrob

    Yeah I don’t get why people keep thinking we need to sell players to make room either. You just unregister them and put a new singing in their place. Don’t have to sell them. They can still train and play for the reserves, if it’s the likes of Hendrick, Gayle and Gillespie for example then it isn’t as if they were going to get much game time anyway. So i’m sure they won’t grumble much about collecting wages till the summer and playing reserve games.

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  • SuperShearer

    Jan 28, 2022 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #120

    Not claiming to be ITK or anything but work with someone who has as lot of contacts at Arsenal and he said “don’t believe everything you hear about Nketiah at the moment”

    Just passing on what I hear. He did follow up with, “But I’m fine with him leaving” – he just doesn’t think it’s even true we’re in for him.

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