Newcastle have not yet given up hope of adding another attacker in this window. After Manchester United decided to pull Jesse Lingard off the market, Newcastle are now trying to hijack Everton’s permanent move for Dele Alli.
The Athletic’s David Ornstein is reporting Newcastle are enquiring about a loan move for the 25-year-old. However, it is being reported by other outlets that Alli is about to undergo a medical with Everton.
? EXCL: Newcastle make dramatic late attempt to pip Everton to Dele Alli signing after losing out on Lingard. #NUFC have enquired to take Dele on loan just as permanent Everton move enters final stages. Unclear if it will succeed @TheAthleticUK #EFC #THFC https://t.co/eRihveYZid
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) January 31, 2022
Newcastle have moved too late for any hopes of landing Alli at this stage. It would appear the former England international is set for Goodison Park with just four hours left in the window.
This late push signals that Newcastle are making a last-gasp effort to add another attacker. The chances are remote and the options are likely very slim this late in the window.
Though Keith Downie reckons that Atalanta are open to allowing Duvan Zapata to leave on loan. This is contrary to what has been reported all window long. Here is Downie’s tweet on the 30-year-old Colombian.
Duvan Zapata is the only other striker option I can see for Newcastle at this late stage.
He’s available for a £5.5m straight loan fee. No obligation to buy, like there had been previously this month.
He’s been mentioned, and Atalanta would allow the deal to happen #NUFC
— Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) January 31, 2022
This seems almost an impossible endeavor at this point with the logistics involved. Newcastle’s incoming business will most likely end at five signings once Dan Burn is officially confirmed.
Outgoings continue this evening with Matt Bondswell heading to Shrewsbury Town on loan for the rest of the season. Best of luck, Matt!
? Good luck, @MattBondswell_!
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) January 31, 2022