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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

  • Romford mag

    Jan 28, 2022 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #121

    Who really knows who we’re after 🙂

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 28, 2022 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #122

    I thought it was self explanatory that you don’t have to sell players, just makes financial sense to either sell who definitely hasn’t got a future and loan out those that might have.

    4
  • cleveleysbob

    Jan 28, 2022 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #123

    Not me, I just make it up along with the rest 😉

    3
  • cleveleysbob

    Jan 28, 2022 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #124

    Do you think SSN are going to have the 5pm “exclusive” ?

    Or just another dose of their interminable waffle 😀

    3
  • cleveleysbob

    Jan 28, 2022 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #125

    I’ll watch through interlaced fingers and let you know 😉

    2
  • IrishRob

    Jan 28, 2022 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #126

    DEFINITELY “interminable waffle”

    1
  • Mund

    Jan 28, 2022 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #127

    It’s easy saying just sell but what if nobody wants to buy?

    If we can’t sell just de-register and release them from there contracts come the summer

    The quicker the deadwood is gone the better

    4
  • Shelvey

    Jan 28, 2022 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #128

    Please make an official statement on Bruno soon! It is probably all fine, but im scared that someone suddenly puts in a late bid for him and steal him right in front if our nose.

    0
  • niafron

    Jan 28, 2022 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #129

    @Adamn_92

    Three reasons:

    1 Saving money.

    2 Keeping coherent squads, wether it is the first team or the reserve ( which also need room for young players ).

    3 Having too much players is generaly difficult to handle in a human perspective. These guys are professionnal top level football players, they got big egos, you must give them time and attention.

    So this is not absolute mandatory ( you got many others priorities ), but it’s part of an efficient management of the club.

    4
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 28, 2022 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #130

    Yes Mund, that’s what they’d have to do if it came to the crunch, but I don’t think it takes a mathematical genius or an accountant to work out that it’s better to try and sell them first in some capacity rather than have them on pay waiting for their contracts to be paid up, some players will flat out refuse to go, others would rather be playing first team football, all depends on the player and who’s offering him what.

    5
  • niafron

    Jan 28, 2022 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #131

    @Shelvey

    As i said, it’s 2 PM in Brazil, the guy came back late in the night from Ecuador…

    He got to withstand the medical…

    Fingers crossed, will be done in the next two hours.

    4
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 28, 2022 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #132

    Shelvey,
    Neighbours is on in twenty minutes, I want it done before then 😀

    4
  • Shelvey

    Jan 28, 2022 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #133

    Fingers crossed 😀 what a brilliant signing it will be, happy days

    1
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 28, 2022 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #134

    niafron,
    Three different time zones in Brazil, are they on the coast?

    0
  • Romford mag

    Jan 28, 2022 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #135

    Clark getting sent off in our friendly game !!

    F’kin idiot !!

    https://twitter.com/AH_NUFC/status/1487110624182161411?t=_qd3or5ReL28ULsfC9b4rw&s=19

    4
  • Pat Mania

    Jan 28, 2022 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #136

    I’m not sure. Has the kid scored a premier league goal?

    0
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 28, 2022 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #137

    2-1

    0
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 28, 2022 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #138

    Ryan Fraser got the second.

    0
  • ottawageordie2

    Jan 28, 2022 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #139

    Beyond idiot! Where does he think he is. In the park?

    2
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 28, 2022 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #140

    Full time, so that’s Clark with two starts two sendings off under Eddie H, sell him!!!

    11
  • Mund

    Jan 28, 2022 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #141

    Raj

    Ofc it would but won’t be easy to shift some of our dead weight.

    Hopefully Hendrick goes to the Boro as it’s one that definitely surplus to requirements.

    I wonder if Gayle goes if we bring in another striker

    1
  • Pat Mania

    Jan 28, 2022 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #142

    Ekitike off to West Ham apparently

    0
  • Mund

    Jan 28, 2022 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #143

    Rom ffs eh 😆

    2
  • The Dyslexic God

    Jan 28, 2022 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #144

    I keep hearing about “if |Manure” don’t play fair with us they will lose their Saudi airlines money. They know that hats already gone at the end the current agreement

    3
  • SholaShow

    Jan 28, 2022 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #145

    Clark will be gone by Monday end, I’m sure.

    Probably let him leave for nothing to a Champ club.

    Same with Hendrick and Gayle f another ST comes in.

    Offload a GK as well.

    My two candidates for surprise outgoings are Almiron and to a lesser extent Ritchie.

    6
  • magicmac54

    Jan 28, 2022 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #146
  • hibbit

    Jan 28, 2022 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #147

    another quality performance from Clark !!!!!!!

    6
  • niafron

    Jan 28, 2022 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #148

    @Raj of Hailsley

    Well, surely… almost all big brazilians cities are on the coast… don’t see them having such an important meeting in the middle of the jungle or the mountains.

    7
  • barkel

    Jan 28, 2022 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #149

    Shola – Cant see us selling Miggy, he might not start much but he’ll do a job in the last 15-20 mins when others are getting tired. I know he doesn’t have much end product but he’s great for closing down and tracking runners.

    4
  • DubaiMicky

    Jan 28, 2022 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #150

    Three Amigos, just started

    https://youtu.be/AzTol1rDMhA

    1
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 28, 2022 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #151

    niafron,
    The capital is very far inland.

    0
  • Tim the toon

    Jan 28, 2022 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #152

    Medical is in Belo Horizonte

    1
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 28, 2022 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #153

    niafron,
    Yes, they are in Belo Horizonte, that is right in the middle of the country, only three hour time difference though.

    0
  • niafron

    Jan 28, 2022 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #154

    @Raj of Hailsley

    Indeed, but it’s the same hour there and at the coastals cities.

    1
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 28, 2022 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #155

    Luis Diaz has gone to Lpool 😕

    0
  • naptoon

    Jan 28, 2022 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #156

    Not entirely sold on nketiah but he could progress along the lines of tammy Abraham….the Brighton lad is a no brainer relatively low outlay for a position we are crying out for who we know can do a job until we go again in the summer for our prime targets….. Also ciaran Clarke really must have shite for brains.

    4
  • niafron

    Jan 28, 2022 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #157
  • AnyToon in Indiana

    Jan 28, 2022 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #158

    back again and in for last!

    1


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