Newcastle United will certainly be a club that will follow the January transfer window, with plenty of movement expected. The flood of rumors stems from two main factors.
First, Newcastle are battling relegation, occupying 19th place in the Premier League table with just one win and a total of 11 points. The Magpies have one of the league’s worst defenses, conceding 42 goals in 19 games at the start of the calendar year. In contrast, they scored only 19 goals themselves, which is worse than all but the other two teams in the relegation zone at the start of 2022.
Second, the Magpies family is under new ownership, recently purchased by the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia, headed by the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman. While there has been a backlash amid the takeover by what primarily belongs to a foreign government, the takeover has been taken and it is expected that significant funds will be available for reinforcements this winter.
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Below is the updated list of Newcastle player transactions during the January 2022 transfer window and the updated team roster. It would be great to see how much they are spending given the real threat of relegation and which players would like to actually join the fight to avoid falls.
Newcastle transfers: winter window in January 2022
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Newcastle United squad 2021-22
Below is the updated Newcastle United first team squad. New additions will be noted during the January 2022 window in bold:
Goalkeepers (4): Carl Darlow, Martin Dubravka, Mark Gillespie, Freddy Woodman.
Defenders (9): Ciaran Clark, Paul Dummett, Federico Fernandez, Emile Crafth, Jamal Lascelles, Jamal Luis, Javier Manquillo, Matt Ricci, Fabian Schar.
Middle (8): Miguel Almiron, Elliot Anderson, Isaac Hayden, Jeff Hendrick, Sean Longstaff, Matty Longstaff, Jonjo Shelvey, Joe Willock.
Attackers (6): Ryan Fraser, Dwight Gale, Joelinton, Jacob Murphy, Alan Saint-Maximin, Callum Wilson.
The current line-up that Newcastle initially expects from the first selection, when fully intact, currently looks like this:
Newcastle predicted the eleventh start (4-5-1): Dubravka (GK) – Lewis, Lascelles, Char, Kraft – Saint Maximin, Shelvey, Joelinton, S. Longstaff, Fraser – Wilson.
Backups from Newcastle: Woodman (goalkeeper), Gillespie (goalkeeper), Clarke (midfield), Fernandes (midfield), Manquillo (right midfielder), Dummett (LB), Ritchie (LWB), Hendrick (cm), M. Longstaff (cm), Almiron (cam), Anderson (cam), Murphy (RW), Gayle (CF).
(GK = goalkeeper; CB = center back; LB = left back; RB = right back; CM = central midfielder; CAM = attacking midfielder; CF = central striker; LW = left winger; RW = right winger)
Newcastle transfer rumors and news
Here’s the latest news on the Newcastle United transfer front based on reports in Europe:
Kieran Trippier looks imminent
Multiple reports across Europe suggest Kieran Trippier is likely to become Newcastle’s first signing in January, returning to England after a spell in Spain. Atlético Madrid coach Diego Simeone has stated that he does not want Trippier to leave, but the player can decide for himself, saying: “At the moment you cannot detain someone.”
ESPN reports that the deal is long enough for Atletico to start moving on alternatives. Ben Jacobs reports from CBS Sports That Trippier’s deal would be more than $33 million with extras, she says “the deal is pretty much there now.”
Trippier came close to leaving, mostly his decision. Newcastle had gone ahead in November and the fee could be around £13m. Simeone appreciates him so much that he changed the title-winning system to 5-3-2 to suit him. But it won’t stop anyone who wants to leave https://t.co/W9o5tBcVZz
– Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) January 4, 2022
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Will Newcastle seek a new striker?
To add to the list of Newcastle’s already significant problems, top scorer Callum Wilson was injured during the celebratory final, and suddenly the already subtle attack seemed all the more trivial. Alain Saint-Maximin also suffered minor injuries, and was the target of opponents often penetrating the talented wing.
This caused the magpies to scavenge for attacking reinforcements, with their sights set. The name that appeared is the young Real Madrid Luka Jovicmagpies were rumored to be interested in last summer. Nothing significant has emerged to suggest a deal is imminent, but Jovic’s name is being floated around Newcastle blogs as a reasonable possibility.
according to Brazilian publication GloboFlamengo expect to receive offers for the striker GabigolAnd it looks like he’s already received one ‘satirical’ offer from West Ham that didn’t even fit the response. The report states that Newcastle are one of the clubs Flamengo expects to hear from, although the club are hopeful that the Magpies will receive a better offer than the $7 million loan with the option to purchase reportedly received from Hammers.
Newcastle has been linked with Moussa Dembele (Below) Leon back in December, and the Daily Mail claims it’s still an option. After a breakthrough with Fulham, Dembele spent time with Celtic and Lyon before spending the second half of last season on loan at Atletico Madrid. The Spanish side decided not to activate the buy option, and with his contract expiring in the summer of 2023, Lyon may be looking to sell this winter.
Magazines definitely need defenders
While Trippier would be a welcome addition, the Magpies have shipped enough goals this season to suggest that one player alone won’t be enough to completely turn things around. Jamal Lascelles has fallen out of favor this season and his partnership with Fabian Schar has collapsed.
The most powerful rumors center around a loan deal for the Barcelona defender Samuel UmtitiWhich the Spanish club is trying to move to out of a desire to give up his contract and wages. However, the player has reportedly turned down five separate potential transfer deals, according to the Daily Mail and multiple reports. Umtiti was once a key player in Barcelona’s defense but has faded from the public eye, appearing only once in the league this season, and his contract expires in the summer of 2023. Other clubs interested are said to be Turkish side Fenerbahce and an unnamed French club.
Newcastle can be given the opportunity to sign the Paris Saint-Germain defender Abdo DialloAccording to a report by journalist Liam Kennedy. A deal will be tough as Diallo is doing his duty with Senegal at the Africa Cup of Nations, and if the country progresses deep into the tournament, it could derail negotiations through the transfer window deadline. The 25-year-old signed for Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2019 from Borussia Dortmund but failed to identify a significant starting point.
Sven Putman Lille has been rumored to be interested in a move to Newcastle, and the young Dutch international would be an asset for the future as well, but according to Luke Edwards of The Telegraph, Lille are not open to a potential sale with the player. Under contract until the summer of 2025. The Magpies also reportedly wanted to kidnap James Tarkowski of fellow Burnley relegation warriors, but As Edwards reported That is a remote possibility given Burnley’s struggles.
It is also rumored that Newcastle have made an offer to buy Everton Lucas Denny (below) according to Sky Sports, and while there is an offer of $30 million plus Sean Longstaff It might be tempting, convincing a player to join when teams like Chelsea come along would be another task entirely.
Amidst all the prospects of defenders coming, there is one player who could leave the club is the aforementioned Fabian Shar. The 30-year-old Swiss international has made 83 appearances for Newcastle since joining in 2018 from Spanish club Deportivo La Coruna, but according to Journalist Niccolo ChiraShar hopes to find a future away from Tyneside at Janaury, with his contract expiring in the summer.
Other possible reinforcements for Newcastle United
Newcastle have been linked with countless other players during this transfer window, although a few of them make a lot of sense.
One of the surprising names is Manchester United Donnie Van de BeekAnd, as Luke Edwards reports, there is reason to believe this could happen.
Despite plenty of cheers from fans and press scratching, Van de Beek was not given a chance at Old Trafford despite team moves, tactical tweaks, and a player change since his signing in the summer of 2020.
With Newcastle looking for players to fill the field, it could be a low-risk option if taken on loan, and Manchester United could be persuaded to let Van de Beek leave given the bloated squad is at the disposal of Ralf Rangnick. It would be hard to imagine United completely giving up Van de Beek with a permanent sale, but the loan could make sense for everyone involved.