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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

  • Mund

    Jan 31, 2022 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #401

    Ramsey to Rangers

    Bit of a shock that one

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  • DayvanCowboy

    Jan 31, 2022 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #402

    I’m personally happy with Targett, he was Villas player of the Season last year, has good delivery and a good engine, I think he offers more and is a better player than our current crop of left backs to include Ritchie, even if there is an option to buy in the summer if we then also went out and bought a new left back of higher calibre we’d be instantly improved as a team having Targett and Lewis as additional left back cover, something we’ve not had for years! I just look at it as a little piece of a bigger puzzle.

    If we sign Burn, Targett & Ekitike I’d put this window down as a success, Lingard if possible I’d say thats the best January window any team has had, in terms of instant improvement in the playing squad, I can remember.

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  • It's all under control

    Jan 31, 2022 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #403

    Mund

    Maybe not your words but I think Man U have so many midfielders at their disposal that Greenwood going rogue won’t stop them letting Lingard go.

    I still don’t think he’ll come to us, but I think he’ll defo be going somewhere…possibly Everton.

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  • Mund

    Jan 31, 2022 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #404

    Is this the 6 that could be done by the end of today?

    Diop
    Targett
    Burns
    Lingard
    Ekitike
    Henderson or Leno

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  • Mund

    Jan 31, 2022 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #405

    Sparky

    Time will tell mate and not much of it left.

    Got everything crossed we can make it happen

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 31, 2022 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #406

    Just imagine getting rid of Hendrick and Clark on the same day.

    Trippier – very good, shrewd and astute move and will be captain.
    Wood – limited but experienced warhorse whose nous could be vital.
    Burn – another shrewd stop gap with aerial dominance but can play a bit too.
    Guimares – brings the house down, spectacular signing.

    Ekitike – potentially amazing at a knockdown price.
    Targett – decent stopgap

    Anything else a bonus.

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  • ¥

    Jan 31, 2022 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #407

    We’ve got a nailed on tune for Bruno’s song, just need to tweak a few words. Where’s the bard when you need him? 🙂

    “Back in ’68 in a sweaty club
    Oh, Geno
    Before Jimmy’s Machine and The Rocksteady Rub
    Oh-oh-oh Geno-o”

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  • Adamn_92

    Jan 31, 2022 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #408

    Busy day at work today, so my chances or keeping up on here and joining in the chat is almost impossible. I’ll be checking the news as often as I can though that’s for sure haha

    Really happy if we bring in Ekitike. Regarded as a real top prospect and it’s amazing to be a club that may actually get future stars in at the start of their journey. Not just watching other clubs bring in all the best young talent. Great sign of intent!

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  • Wor B

    Jan 31, 2022 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #409

    Be canny if MU ring up at teatime and say ok, you win, you can have Lingard. Mandy says, no thanks, we’ve just signed Mahrez. 😆

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  • Mund

    Jan 31, 2022 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #410

    NUFC360
    @NUFC360
    ·
    1m
    Newcastle could (not will) announce up to five deals today. Burn, Targett, Ekitike, Lingard and a goalkeeper… [
    @GraemeBailey
    ] #NUFC

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 31, 2022 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #411

    Dayvan

    Wasn’t aware that targett was Villas’s POTS. Fair play, another clever move.

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  • It's all under control

    Jan 31, 2022 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #412

    Mund

    I can’t wait to see the Amazon documentary on us!…the journey from the edge of oblivion to turtle domination! 😀 😀

    It’ll make the Man U, Spuds and QPR one’s look pathetic by comparison!

    I might even buy that one!

    Onwards and upwards

    Sheikh rattle and roll!

    1
  • ¥

    Jan 31, 2022 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #413

    Burnley looking for a central midfielder. How about Hendrick back on a free? That should see them down !

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 31, 2022 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #414

    I thought I was the only one who knew all the words to Geno!!!!

    3
  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 31, 2022 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #415

    I said last night that I felt we would sign Ekitike / Zapata and Lingard after Dan Burn. So far that looks on course to happening but it can be even better with our new owners leaving no stone unturned to make us a force to bw reckoned with.

    Exciting times!

    2
  • theartfuldodger

    Jan 31, 2022 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #416

    We may have gone in for Ekitike cause the Lingaard deal was falling apart.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jan 31, 2022 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #417

    Has the blog got its plane spotters, train spotters, car spotters oot and Wor Nuffield

    1
  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jan 31, 2022 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #418

    Has the blog got its plane spotters, train spotters, car spotters oot and Wor Nuffield watchers in place!!!

    3
  • mctoon

    Jan 31, 2022 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #419

    Dummet’s injury prone (currently out again according to the EPL injury table with no return date) plus he’s out of contract in the summer. Doubtful he’s part of any plan going forward.
    Targett makes total sense right now.
    Love these owners.

    2
  • James Brewerton

    Jan 31, 2022 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #420

    I really hope we get Lingard he be game changer for me

    1
  • DubaiMicky

    Jan 31, 2022 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #421

    It’s all under control, wasn’t it just, not very often i actually laugh at a line on the tellybox, but that one had me chuckling.

    (For those that don’t know what we’re on about, the film “Belfast”, just watch it, it’s Biological!)

    1
  • It's all under control

    Jan 31, 2022 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #422

    Once ED gets out of his bed today there’s gonna be about twenty buses come along all at once…I bet he’ll not see another day like this…until the summer of course!!! 😀 😀 😀

    5
  • Mund

    Jan 31, 2022 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #423

    Sparky

    Ever since the takeover was spoke about ive had a little fantasy about a NUFC documentary like we’ve seen with others. Would be unreal that mate!

    1
  • DaraghL

    Jan 31, 2022 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #424

    Mund,

    An All or Nothing – Newcastle would be class. Especially considering how we went from Nothing to All!

    4
  • Mund

    Jan 31, 2022 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #425

    DaraghL

    Surely only a matter of time mate 😎

    1
  • Mund

    Jan 31, 2022 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #426

    Jordan Cronin
    @jordancronin_
    ·
    8m
    Dan Burn is on Tyneside this morning ahead of his move to #NUFC. Talks surrounding personal terms are ongoing but both parties expect to reach an agreement.

    1
  • Wor B

    Jan 31, 2022 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #427

    Charlie

    I’ll take the airport, you sit on the Tyne bridge and put Clint in the Central station.

    😆

    6
  • Toonboy_84

    Jan 31, 2022 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #428

    Knew we’d be amongst it today but this is an amazing start!

    0
  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 31, 2022 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #429

    £25m for Hugo Ekitike, in a deal that could rise to £33m…should they get it pushed through today. This will take Newcastle’s spending to around £120m(!) this window #NUFC

    1
  • barkel

    Jan 31, 2022 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #430

    Anyone worried that we might be getting the work done too early in the day?

    0
  • DayvanCowboy

    Jan 31, 2022 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #431

    Rotonda heights, aye he was voted Players’ Player of the Season for Villa for 2020-21.

    0
  • Adamn_92

    Jan 31, 2022 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #432

    barkel

    Why would that be a worry? Best to get it done early so there’s less chance of missing the deadline.

    3
  • DaraghL

    Jan 31, 2022 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #433

    Barkel,

    Why would it be too early?

    2
  • barkel

    Jan 31, 2022 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #434

    That’s half of the excitement of deadline day Adamn_92 … can’t have everything done by lunch time and sit back and relax. I want one of those panic deals, did the paperwork get over to the FA at 10.59 or was it 11.01

    7
  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 31, 2022 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #435

    Munster does tend to make these very snap judgements on people. Arteta, Frank and he who can’t be mentioned are all c–p according to him, Howe is already being sniped at and now apparently Ekitike doesn’t pass muster either. Well if Munster doesn’t rate Ekitike I’d say it’s happy days if he comes.

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  • DaraghL

    Jan 31, 2022 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #436

    Haha Barkel I appreciate that but maybe next window. This one I just want players in with no heartattacks!

    I think the idea will be to get the deals in sorted ASAP and then focus on offloading. We have players like Hendrick, Gayle and Clark to offload as well as loans for the likes of Woodman and Matty.

    3
  • DubaiMicky

    Jan 31, 2022 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #437

    Just gone 05.12 in Ed’s town, wonder when we’ll see the first post.

    I’m quite sure he’ll be as chipper as the rest of us.

    2
  • DaraghL

    Jan 31, 2022 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #438

    Do you think we’ll have Howe posing with the players in a similar fashion to Abramovich’s first window?

    https://www.planetfootball.com/quick-reads/chelseas-five-biggest-summer-spending-sprees-how-does-2020-rank/

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  • DaraghL

    Jan 31, 2022 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #439

    Dubai, he’ll be waking up and throwing on the yellow tie! Busy day ahead. Thanks in advance Harrisons!

    I can only imagine how much you prefer your job now not having to spellcheck Hamza Choudhry every window.

    3
  • barkel

    Jan 31, 2022 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #440

    Ah you lads are no craic!

    1


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