With December just a day away, transfer speculation will start to heat ahead of the winter window. Newcastle may look to solidify their Champions League push with a few solid signings.
The expectation is the Magpies will be patient in January and only pursue a marquee signing should one become available. The noise around a couple of targets in Leicester City’s James Maddison and Brighton’s Leandro Trossard continues to emanate.
It appears Maddison has forged a bond with the three Magpies in the England squad. Incidentally, both Callum Wilson and Kieran Trippier came on in England’s 3-0 win over Wales. Next up is Senegal on Sunday.
Here is a clip of Maddison mentioning some gentle ribbing from Wilson, Trippier, and Nick Pope about the Boxing Day bout between the two clubs:
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Maddison is currently nursing a knee injury and didn’t feature for Gareth Southgate in the group stage. The 26-year-old will have just 18 months left on his contract when the January window opens.
Time is also running down on Trossard’s deal at The Amex. The Chronicle is reporting Newcastle scouts have been tasked with watching the Belgian during the World Cup.
Trossard has been an impact sub for Roberto Martinez’s Belgium. They head into tomorrow’s match with their fate uncertain as they are currently third in Group F on three points. They take on already eliminated Canada needing a win to advance.
The attacker’s contract runs out in the summer though Brighton reportedly have the option to extend him which they almost certainly will trigger. Trossard turns 28 over the weekend and has also been linked with a reunion with Graham Potter at Chelsea.