Newcastle have been in the running for some outstanding teenage talent over the past few months. Unfortunately, some of the young targets have been snapped up for high fees by other Premier League clubs.
Brazilian playmaker Andrey Santos landed at Stamford Bridge earlier this month while Argentine midfielder Maximo Perrone was confirmed as a new Manchester City player yesterday.
The Magpies have also dropped out of the running for Real Valladolid right-back Ivan Fresneda. The race to land the promising 18-year-old is between Arsenal and Dortmund. Newcastle’s need for first-team additions may have negated the move for Fresneda.
Newcastle did land a budding star at the start of the window with Garang Kuol’s arrival. The Australian international is currently on loan with Hearts where he gets to play with three of his fellow Aussies.
Newcastle continue to be linked with some outstanding youngsters including Sunderland’s Chris Rigg. The 15-year-old has already made his Black Cats debut and won’t turn 16 until June. He’s one to watch this summer.
The club are taking recruitment very seriously and are planning additional positions. The Mail’s Craig Hope posted the following on his Twitter account earlier this morning:
Newcastle will strengthen recruitment department with roles created for head of emerging talent, head of UK & southern scouting (13-18), operations manager & two more analyst roles at senior level. Hierarchy very impressed by Steve Nickson, who continues as scouting chief.
Newcastle are punching above their weight on the pitch with Eddie Howe extracting every bit of talent from his squad. Behind the scenes, the club continue to evolve and make the right moves for the future.
68 comments so far
Jan 24, 2023 at 11:05 AMComment #1
Top of the food chain
Jan 24, 2023 at 11:06 AMComment #2
Weird everton got lampard last season to save them from relegation but sack him this season because they’re in a relegation battle. Why can’t he save them this season?
Jan 24, 2023 at 11:06 AMComment #3
Do i have this thread all to myself?
Jan 24, 2023 at 11:07 AMComment #4
Forget richards now im going on a mazy run…
Jan 24, 2023 at 11:07 AMComment #5
Taking on whole team skipping every challenge…
Jan 24, 2023 at 11:07 AMComment #6
Goal in site…
Jan 24, 2023 at 11:08 AMComment #7
Only keeper to beat…
Jan 24, 2023 at 11:08 AMComment #8
Can he do it…..
Jan 24, 2023 at 11:08 AMComment #9
Can he score the goal of all eternity….
Jan 24, 2023 at 11:08 AMComment #10
dazzler – Everton are the epitome of what can happen if you gamble with FFP but don’t get the success that you require to succeed. Everton needed a few seasons of CL football with the increased revenue that brought for their gamble to pay off. They’re in trouble for sure but I’d say it’s about 50/50 whether they go down.
Jan 24, 2023 at 11:09 AMComment #11
Even a golfer wont stop him…
Jan 24, 2023 at 11:09 AMComment #12
Jan 24, 2023 at 11:10 AMComment #13
Slide tackle. Took man and ball. Sorry Ap.
Jan 24, 2023 at 11:10 AMComment #14
I expected us to finish 8th at the start of the season like a good few others I’ve seen post, Also like a few others I’d be disappointed with that now though
Jan 24, 2023 at 11:10 AMComment #15
TDS from previous,
They (Everton) need someone the fans will rally behind. Dyche is just going to piss them off even more than they already are, it would be like bringing in Fat Same or Bruce IMO, it’s just fanning the flames.
They should have given the job to Duncan Ferguson last year instead of appointing Lampard, I am pretty sure he was doing less shite than Lampard was as interim.
I wouldn’t be surprised if they tried to get Rooney back over from the MLS and try and do what Ashley did by appointing Shearer in the hope it would quieten the discontent. I would fully expect the end result to be the same if they did that too as Rooney has previous managing a financially irresponsible club in free fall from the league they were in. It will be nice to see that from the outside this time though.
Jan 24, 2023 at 11:11 AMComment #16
No ones going down yet it will become clearer last 10 games of season. We need one more point to be safe
Jan 24, 2023 at 11:12 AMComment #17
Toondarnsarf you missed ball was too big for you to handle and i skipped your challenge. Goal stands
Jan 24, 2023 at 11:13 AMComment #18
If i was everton id give it to big dunc no brainer he should have got it before lampard
Jan 24, 2023 at 11:15 AMComment #19
I don’t think it’s that even tbf. Leeds showed last year that they can start to pick up points and rally back, Wolves/Leicester squads will surely start to turn a corner. Bournemouth are very difficult to beat under their new manager too. It’s close but Everton seem the most likely (at this point) to go down for me. They’ve been spiralling downwards for over a year and they have proven time and time again that they don’t know how to appoint the right manager.
Jan 24, 2023 at 11:16 AMComment #20
Think Everton need to offload the higher earners …
Dominic Calvert Lewin
Jan 24, 2023 at 11:17 AMComment #21
Cant we give graham carr a job?
Jan 24, 2023 at 11:17 AMComment #22
Tables don’t really work on here
Jan 24, 2023 at 11:19 AMComment #23
That’s a lot of bang average players on outrageous wages. Mina gets £120k per week??? He only plays about 10 games a season and spends the rest of the time with the physio.
Jan 24, 2023 at 11:21 AMComment #24
Looking at the bottom of the table, I think if Southampton keep with their current manager they’ll start to get results. They have shown signs of improving recently beating Palace in the cup, Man City in the cup and Everton in the league. I know two are cup games but that’ll help build some confidence and trust in what the manager is wanting to do. So think they stand a better chance than Everton. Wolves have a better squad I think and again have had a new manager in for a while already who is starting to get them playing better. Leeds fight tooth and nail so think they’ll have enough pride and fight to stay above Everton. The likes of West Ham, Leicester and Palace have enough quality and shown enough to suggest they can avoid the drop. Even Forest have improved as the season has gone on.
Of course 3 teams have to go down and it could be any of those listed above, but out of all of them Everton strike me as the most likely. I can’t see them out performing any 3 of the teams above. Bournemouth at a push maybe and potentially Southampton. But certainly not 3 teams.
Jan 24, 2023 at 11:21 AMComment #25
No wonder Everton are in a mess
Jan 24, 2023 at 11:22 AMComment #26
Yeah it will be disappointing if we dont get top 6 atleast. But owners i think are taking it step by step unfortunately. Really hope they go big this summer if they’re keeping powder dry. Maybe big players announced with big sponsors. Although balance needs to be kept so 3 big players and couple of upcoming squad players. Not a big overhaul which could disrupt harmony. Still surprised we havent got more under 21s in
Jan 24, 2023 at 11:22 AMComment #27
Unbelievable that Gordon is reportedly on almost 80k a week !!!
Lee Charnley Bunga Party
Jan 24, 2023 at 11:26 AMComment #28
Everton are the prime example of why you should avoid big players that the top 6 no longer want!!
Last season we had plenty Toon fans saying “Sign Ramsey, Alli etc they just need a place to play” well I am glad that our club was smarter than that!
Sunderland did it for years and we did it for a while under Ashley when we first got relegated
Players on the way down rarely deliver its the reason they get shifted but they still expect the same wages!!
Best route is young up and coming players mixed with a few top quality winners chucked in for good measure (Casemiro and Eriksen good examples of that )
Jan 24, 2023 at 11:31 AMComment #29
I agree dont help the top 6 by taking their players
Jan 24, 2023 at 11:32 AMComment #30
Also dont help everton financially
Jan 24, 2023 at 11:32 AMComment #31
The problems with Everton is their recruitment department. They purchased so many mediocre and squad players and put them on high wages which makes it hard to shift them out. Now they are suffering as a result of their bad decisions
Jan 24, 2023 at 11:32 AMComment #32
Mckennie to leeds 20-25 mill we should be over that
Jan 24, 2023 at 11:33 AMComment #33
8thposition from here is a collapse.
Eddie would be looking over his shoulder
Jan 24, 2023 at 11:34 AMComment #34
dazzler – I think Rooney has been very impressive in his managerial career so far and would surely get the respect of the players. But has he got the experience on the things behind the scenes to kick some butt and tell others what they need to be doing to sort the club out. I know a manager will be focused on the on-field stuff but they still need to be able to tell their boss what they need to be successful and ensure things are in place to allow them to do so. A quality DoF should be doing this but they’re a bloody mess.
Jan 24, 2023 at 11:35 AMComment #35
Get Franka in and Onana and we’ll be set until the summer window.
Champions League football with all its glamour, incoming finance and ability to attract players is vital. We are so near now to nailing it down that it would be criminal to pass up the chance of recruitment in this window.
It would hark back to the days when Ashley bought no one in the window following our fortunate European place under Pardew.
Are we going to continue to let these other clubs just nip in and steal these young prospects from under our nose after we’ve been monitoring them for ages? We’re supposed to be money rich, transfer savvy and highly ambitious. About time we proved it.
Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog
Jan 24, 2023 at 11:35 AMComment #36
TDS, I love the Rod (no jokes you lot), Furlong (220 yards), 1/4 mile etc etc.
The rod is useful as a unit of length because integer multiples of it can form one acre of square measure (area). The ‘perfect acre’ is a rectangular area of 43,560 square feet, bounded by sides 660 feet (a furlong ) long and 66 feet wide (220 yards by 22 yards) or, equivalently, 40 rods and 4 rods.
Jan 24, 2023 at 11:35 AMComment #37
I know another club which bought rubbish players and put them on 40k and cannot move them on. They are loaned out. Good manners prevents me from naming that team
Jan 24, 2023 at 11:35 AMComment #38
Instead of wasting money on Anthony Gordon, the club should redirect their attention to Brighton’s Evan Ferguson. He’s built in the same mold as Shearer & Kane with added pace and will become a baller in the future.
Lee Charnley Bunga Party
Jan 24, 2023 at 11:36 AMComment #39
I don’t mind us not being able to compete with Chelsea etc financially
But its a bit frustrating when you see Leeds buying players left right and centre for 20 million plus every window !
He would be a great addition to our midfield
Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog
Jan 24, 2023 at 11:39 AMComment #40
When did the Pug turn into a geek? Shut it you lot! 🙂