Newcastle continue to be linked with pending free agent Marcus Thuram. A recent report claimed The Magpies were in pole position to sign the versatile Frenchman, who could make a decision on his next destination soon.
Thuram is not the only pending free agent Newcastle are tracking if a new report from The Mail is to be believed. Former England international Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is also on the radar with his contract at Liverpool set to expire at the end of June.
While Newcastle did add Kieran Trippier and Chris Wood during the new regime’s first transfer window, their recent window have generally players with youth on their side targeted. Nick Pope is an exception but 30 is still young for a goalkeeper.
As Oxlade-Chamberlain approaches that transformational age, he has struggled to have much of an impact in recent seasons. Injuries have limited his availability with a hamstring problem delaying his start to this campaign until October.
This term the attacker has just 12 appearances with Liverpool making no attempt to keep him on board. There will be some interest in a player of his stature, experience, and versatility. It seems a strange link for Newcastle which may not have much in it.