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Guimaraes ‘Ready’ As Newcastle Push For A Couple More Signings



Newcastle announced the fantastic signing of Bruno Guimaraes earlier this afternoon. The 24-year-old joins Newcastle on a four-and-a-half year contract from Olympic Lyonnaise.

The midfielder is currently on international duty with Brazil but has taken to Twitter to post the following message to Newcastle fans.

Lyon issued a statement soon after Newcastle’s confirmation. They have revealed that the fee for the Brazilian could top €50m should Newcastle beat the drop over the next two campaigns.

Guimaraes follows Kieran Trippier and Chris Wood through the door. Brighton’s Dan Burn should be the fourth signing of the window after Newcastle agreed on a £13m fee with Brighton earlier today.

It sets the stage for a crazy final day of the window with many potential signings still in play. Luke Edwards, of The Telegraph, is reporting that Newcastle are pushing for two more signings by tomorrow. They are names that not many others are reporting.

Edwards believes Newcastle are in talks to land striker Eddie Nketiah and left-back Matt Targett. Discussions are ongoing with neither Arsenal nor Aston Villa yet convinced to allow their players to leave in this window.

Targett has been touted as a potential ‘target’ since the arrival of Lucas Digne to Villa Park from Everton. Newcastle had other left-backs ahead of the 26-year-old but failed to get either Robin Gosens or Mitchel Bakker over the line.

There was also talk of long-term target Rogerio of Sassuolo becoming an option. However, that route seems to have gone cold over the past few days. Left-back is not as immediate an area of concern as adding another attacker with Callum Wilson’s recent injury history.

There could also be a surprise ending in the hunt for Jesse Lingard. Jordan Cronin of Newcastle World is reporting that Dan Burn and Lingard have been in contact recently. The pair both were on loan with Birmingham City for the 2013-14 season.


467 comments so far

  • It's all under control

    Jan 31, 2022 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #361

    Interesting that some t0sser on the radio called our recruitment drive a scattergun approach…when in fact it’s created enormous tension between lots of football clubs all over the world, none of whom want to miss out on the cash we’re splashing because most are in a perilous financial state.

    So going into the last day, we have about 10 or more clubs thinking a deal could be done, but only 4 or 5 are of any genuine interest to us, but it’ll be keeping the owners of the clubs where we have a genuine interest scared shitless the money might go somewhere else.

    You call it scattergun…Lord Scattercash calls it pure genius!

    Well done Amanda and team…you had most of us a bit worried three weeks in, but you’ve played a blinder

    round of applause!

    Onwards and upwards

    Sheikh rattle and roll

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  • Mund

    Jan 31, 2022 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #362

    Fabrizio Romano
    @FabrizioRomano
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    Newcastle proposal for Hugo Ekitike: €25m plus add ons and percentage on clause now discussed. Five year contract in place. White circleBlack circle #NUFC

    Matt Targett will undergo his medical as new Newcastle player in the coming hours, waiting for official announcement for Dan Burn.

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Jan 31, 2022 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #363

    Wor

    😀

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 31, 2022 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #364

    The insults start flying when you know I’m right Mund 😉

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  • Tyran21

    Jan 31, 2022 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #365

    Mund and Raj of Hailsley are both correct. Bakker might be better at going forward, but Targett doing better defensively. These stats reflected on their team performance too. Resulting Leverkusen scoring more. Targett defensive better stats resulting Villa conceded about the same amount of goals as Leverkusen despite lesser possession. Stats are fairly accurate on how the players are performing when you compare with how their team is playing. Not blindly looking at stats.

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  • Mund

    Jan 31, 2022 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #366

    You keep playing your daft game and I’ll coach real football.

    You can’t help yourself every single day. Leaving lines for both me and Munster.

    You have admittedly said you don’t know much outside of England and that’s fine but it’s also fine for others to know there onions.

    Like I said you couldn’t even lace my boots.

    Now try and enjoy today without causing dramas and goading others.

    Act your age

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 31, 2022 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #367

    I can see ASM taking Ekitike under his wing. It’s going to be a special second half to the season.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 31, 2022 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #368

    This is shaping up to be a canny day. Targett and Burn surely fit straight in to the team, twenty minutes for Bruno then to start against Villa. Not sure if Etikite is a starter, we might even do the correct thing and introduce him slowly.

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Jan 31, 2022 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #369

    Targett on target v Villa…that would rock.

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  • Wor B

    Jan 31, 2022 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #370

    Sparky

    Another analogy would be the fisherman’s ground-bait sent out with a catapult to attract fish to the hook. We seen to be getting bites now, let’s hope we can land a couple of whoppers!

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  • DayvanCowboy

    Jan 31, 2022 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #371

    Can’t stop laughing at the comments section on the Sky Sports News YouTube stream, somebody has spilt the table salt for sure and it’s gone bloody everywhere.

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  • Reilly

    Jan 31, 2022 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #372

    Get French Football News
    @GFFN
    · 2m
    Newcastle have made an €8m offer for West Ham defender Issa Diop.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 31, 2022 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #373

    Okay what are the odds of us going for a last ditch attempt to land Carlos / Botman?

    I think we’ll give it one more go this morning. We might still clinch one of them.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 31, 2022 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #374

    Mund,
    I simply asked you if you’d seen Bakker play, you threw back a load of shite about me suggesting Holding and Phillips, I also suggested Targett when Digne signed for Villa, you’re knocking my knowledge and we’re signing Burn who is in exactly the same mould as a non spectacular I said.
    As for Munster I’m asking him what he knows about Etikite that makes him think he’s not suitable for us. If you think that’s goading then you’re obviously a very prickly individual.

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  • It's all under control

    Jan 31, 2022 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #375

    With Targett coming in as well, it’s pretty obvious Burn will be playing as a left sided centre half.

    I think it would be reasonable to suggest Lascelles and Burn would not be a great pairing, so Lascelles could very likely be on his way out in the summer, Clark this window, and possibly Dummett, defo the Longstaffs, a couple of keepers, Hendrick, Krafth, possibly Ritchie, defo Hayden in the summer when fit and defo Gayle.

    All change at the next stop!

    Onwards and upwards

    Sheikh rattle and roll

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 31, 2022 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #376

    CF,
    If he’s on loan he won’t play.

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Jan 31, 2022 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #377

    Where’s Niafron with the french angle?

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  • geordie157

    Jan 31, 2022 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #378

    A transfer deadline day where we might sign players, that in itself is something I had nearly given up hope of ever seeing again.

    Sounds promising too, Burn, Targett (loan) and Ekitike in. Plus still seems like work is being done to try and get Dean Henderson and/or Lingard.

    Feel a bit sorry for Lewis but Targett in good in a back 4, Lewis probably better suited at wing back.

    Clark and Hendrick off to Boro hopefully, Woodman to Bournemouth, need another couple to go really, Gillespie and Gayle potentially?

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Jan 31, 2022 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #379

    Raj

    True, but he can send out heavy vibes fron the stand, hey?
    😀

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 31, 2022 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #380

    Bournemouth in for Cantwell. If we don’t get Lingard we should go for him.

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  • DaraghL

    Jan 31, 2022 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #381

    I made it 10 mins into the day without checking the transfer news. My boss will be proud. Actually have a lot to get through today so will be working late (prob add 3 hours for distractions!).

    Burn – Looks to be all but confirmed, chuffed with that.
    Etikite – Only know of him from youtube/reports. Looks talented so just have to hope they know what they’re doing.
    Targett – Hopefully we are pursuing other options or it’s a loan. Not a fan.
    Lingard – Looks to be pushing for the move, would be a real coup.

    Is there a surprise in store? I haven’t watched deadline day in years! Probably since fans were banned as someone brought a dildo haha!

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  • Mund

    Jan 31, 2022 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #382

    Again you come back with a daft reply rather than letting it go. What’s wrong with you?

    Two people you have clashed with the most you ask questions not to know the answers but to shoot those answers down.

    It’s pathetic and childish and it needs to stop.

    How many posters have to come and say about this nonsense before it stops?

    You don’t like me or respect my opinions so leave me be and ignore me.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 31, 2022 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #383

    Hurry Radknipp waxing lyrical about Delle Alli on total sport. Wants Lampard to sign him, saying there’s unbelievable talent in the lad.

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  • DaraghL

    Jan 31, 2022 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #384

    I think we can all agree Targett is better at left back than Ritchie so wouldn’t be a negative. Just hope we’ve a better alternative. Potentially it’s Targett on loan with a view to buying a permanent option in the summer.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 31, 2022 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #385

    Ekitike is the one I really wanted. Would have hated to have missed out on him so everything crossed he comes now. Hope at some stage we get that Benoit Badiashile too.

    You can’t fault Munster if you need someone to say the same thing over and over, he’s your go to man.

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  • geordie157

    Jan 31, 2022 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #386

    Would love us to trump Liverpool and get Carvalho from Fulham, wouldn’t take up a squad place either plus can go back to Fulham on loan to finish the season

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  • It's all under control

    Jan 31, 2022 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #387

    Wor B

    I can see 5 on top of Dan Burn today. Targett plus 4 others.

    …2 of which will be blue marlins (we don’t use the word purple any more!) and 3 will be significantly sized Tuna!

    I taken today off…too much fun watching the SSN ticker with constant NEWCASTLE sign….NEWCASTLE agree terms…NEWCASTLE sign.

    It’s gonna be carnage! 😀 😀 😀

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 31, 2022 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #388

    Not really sure why we need Targett as we have Lewis, Dummet. Manquillo and even Burn who can all play there. I won’t include Ritchie though.

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  • James Brewerton

    Jan 31, 2022 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #389

    Morning boys omg what a start to this transfer deadline day let’s all sit back and enjoy the ride HWTL

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 31, 2022 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #390

    Newcastle are pushing to sign 5 players on deadline day [@DeanJonesSoccer] #NUFC

    FIVE!!? Lol

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  • Mund

    Jan 31, 2022 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #391

    Already we have outside fans begging for someone to stop us on our charge 😆

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Jan 31, 2022 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #392

    Rot

    Maybe, just ‘cos we can?

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 31, 2022 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #393

    Loan with possible option to buy on Targett.

    3
  • barkel

    Jan 31, 2022 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #394

    Exciting day indeed … For once! I think Targett is another for the sensible approach, along with Burn & Wood. Bruno and Trips dramatically improve us and the young French lad looks like he could be a rising star. I don’t know too much about him to be honest tho. What’s the story with outgoings? Do lower league teams still have an extra couple of weeks for a loan window or was that done away with?

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  • DaraghL

    Jan 31, 2022 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #395

    Boro supposedly signing Clark and Hendrick today…

    If Amanda/Mehrdad need a hand delivering the brown envelope to Boro just let me know. Happy to facilitate.

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  • mctoon

    Jan 31, 2022 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #396

    Bakker’s (or Leverkusen’s) clearly not keen to deal at this time, that could change in the Summer though. Targett’s a good stop gap.
    Burn’s also a solid signing (as well as a local lad) both know the league and should bed in quickly.

    Ekitike’s a very exciting prospect by all accounts, can’t wait to see what he brings.
    … and there’s still over 13hrs to go.
    What a window this is panning out to be!

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 31, 2022 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #397

    under control

    Yes at the gym today I will have SSN on non stop. Never had any interest on TDD for 14 years!!!

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  • Mund

    Jan 31, 2022 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #398

    Pete Graves
    @PeteGravesTV
    ·
    1m
    #nufc latest. Ekitike progressing rapidly. Targett loan with option under discussion. Burn close. Lingard still keen but hopes fading with #mufc now likely to need player. #DeadlineDay
    @SkySportsNews

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  • geordie157

    Jan 31, 2022 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #399

    Cantwell is a strange one but Bournemouth seem more likely to be in the Premier League next season than Norwich.

    The lads clearly talented and easy to make comparisons with James Maddison who was also at Norwich, has that cocky arrogance about him. Norwich fans seem to like him but read the odd comment about him not training well and spending most his time on social media.

    Would still like Max Aarons in the summer, wouldn’t start but can learn from Trippier and become our long term right back. Actually I think he’d push Trippier too and Trippier can be our Cancelo haha who can play right or left back.

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  • DaraghL

    Jan 31, 2022 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #400

    Boro have also submitted a bid to sign Luque, Lazaar and Xisco.

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