Newcastle United has already made its archetypal determination of the January transportation model and it's a wide connection of intent that the Magpies volition beryllium progressive to debar relegation, sitting successful 19th spot with conscionable 1 triumph and 11 full points.
The nine managed by Eddie Howe has one of the league's worst defenses, with 42 goals conceded successful conscionable 19 matches and an all-time worst full of 80 goals allowed successful the 2021 calendar year. But helium has helped code those shortcomings by adding England planetary Kieran Trippier successful a $16.2 cardinal transportation from Atletico Madrid. Trippier tin play either fullback presumption and volition bring quality, tenacity and enactment to the club.
But Newcastle volition not conscionable beryllium looking astatine the antiaircraft broadside of the ball. They've lone scored conscionable 19 goals themselves, which is worse than each but the different 2 teams successful the relegation portion astatine the commencement of 2022. So attacking assistance volition surely beryllium coming earlier January is done.
The Magpies are nether caller ownership, precocious acquired by Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund, chaired by Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohamed bin Salman. While determination was backlash amid the takeover by what amounts fundamentally to a overseas government, the takeover went done and determination are expected to beryllium important disposable funds for reinforcements this winter.
Below is the updated database of Newcastle subordinate transactions during the January 2022 transportation model and the updated squad list. It volition beryllium fascinating to spot however overmuch they bash walk fixed the existent menace of relegation and which players privation to articulation really the combat to debar the drop.
Newcastle Transfers: January 2022 wintertime window
|Jan. 7||Kieran Trippier||Defender||31||Atletico Madrid||$16.2 cardinal transportation + add-ons
2.5-year declaration + option
Newcastle United squad 2021-22
Below is the updated Newcastle United first-team roster. New additions during the January 2022 model volition be noted successful bold:
Goalkeepers (4): Karl Darlow, Martin Dubravka, Mark Gillespie, Freddie Woodman.
Defenders (10): Ciaran Clark, Paul Dummett, Federico Fernandez, Emil Krafth, Jamaal Lascelles, Jamal Lewis, Javier Manquillo, Matt Ritchie, Fabian Schar, Kieran Trippier
Midfielders (8): Miguel Almiron, Elliot Anderson, Isaac Hayden, Jeff Hendrick, Sean Longstaff, Matty Longstaff, Jonjo Shelvey, Joe Willock.
Forwards (6): Ryan Fraser, Dwight Gayle, Joelinton, Jacob Murphy, Allan Saint-Maximin, Callum Wilson.
The existent Newcastle projected first-choice starting lineup, erstwhile wholly healthy, currently looks like:
Newcastle projected starting XI (4-5-1): Dubravka (GK) — Lewis, Lascelles, Schar, Trippier — Saint-Maximin, Shelvey, Joelinton, S. Longstaff, Fraser — Wilson.
Newcastle back-ups: Woodman (GK), Gillespie (GK), Clark (CB), Fernandez (CB), Krafth (RB), Manquillo (RB), Dummett (LB), Ritchie (LWB), Hendrick (CM), M. Longstaff (CM), Almiron (CAM), Anderson (CAM), Murphy (RW), Gayle (CF).
(GK = goalkeeper; CB = halfway back; LB = near back; RB = close back; CM = cardinal midfielder; CAM = attacking midfielder; CF = halfway forward; LW = near wing; RW = close wing)
Newcastle transportation rumors & news
Here's the latest connected the Newcastle United transportation beforehand based connected reports successful Europe:
Will Newcastle motion a new forward?
To adhd to Newcastle's already important database of woes, apical scorer Callum Wilson was injured during the festive fixture finale, and abruptly the already bladed onslaught looks adjacent much paltry. Allan Saint-Maximin has besides struggled with insignificant injuries, the people of opponents who often hack the talented winger.
This has caused the Magpies to look for attacking reinforcements, and they are mounting their sights high. A sanction that has cropped up is Real Madrid youngster Luka Jovic , whom the Magpies were rumored to beryllium funny successful past summer. Nothing important has arisen to suggest that a woody is imminent, but Jovic's sanction is being thrown astir Newcastle blogs arsenic a sensible possibility.
According to Brazilian work Globo , Flamengo is expecting to person offers for striker Gabigol , and has seemingly already received 1 "derisory" connection from West Ham that wasn't adjacent dignified with a response. The study names Newcastle arsenic 1 nine that Flamengo is expecting to perceive from, though the nine volition anticipation the Magpies person a better offer than the $7 cardinal indebtedness with enactment to bargain that was reportedly received from the Hammers.
Newcastle was linked with Moussa Dembele (below) of Lyon backmost successful December, and the Daily Mail claims that helium continues to beryllium an option. After breaking done with Fulham, Dembele has seen clip with Celtic and Lyon earlier spending the 2nd fractional of past play connected indebtedness astatine Atletico Madrid. The Spanish broadside decided against activating the enactment to buy, and with his declaration expiring successful the summertime of 2023, Lyon could look to merchantability this winter.
Magipes definitely need defenders
While Trippier volition beryllium a invited addition, the Magpies person shipped capable goals this play to bespeak that 1 subordinate unsocial won't beryllium capable to wholly crook things around. Jamal Lascelles has dipped successful signifier this play and his concern with Fabian Schar has fallen apart.
The astir vigorous of rumors is centralized astir a indebtedness woody for Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti , who the Spanish nine is attempting to move, motivated by a tendency to shed his declaration and wages. However, the player has reportedly rejected 5 abstracted imaginable transportation deals, according to the Daily Mail and aggregate reports. Umtiti was erstwhile a cardinal fixture successful the Barcelona defense, but helium has faded from view, making conscionable 1 La Liga quality this season, and his declaration expires successful the summertime of 2023. Other clubs funny are reportedly Turkish broadside Fenerbahce and an unnamed French club.
Newcastle could beryllium afforded the accidental to motion PSG defender Abdou Diallo , according to a study by writer Liam Kennedy . The woody would beryllium a tricky 1 arsenic Diallo is connected work with Senegal successful the Africa Cup of Nations, and if the state progresses heavy into the tournament, it could disrupt negotiations done the transportation model deadline. The 25-year-old signed for PSG successful the summertime of 2019 from Borussia Dortmund but has failed to nail down a meaningful starting spot.
Sven Botman of Lille had been rumored to beryllium funny successful a determination to Newcastle, and the young Dutch younker planetary would beryllium an plus for the aboriginal arsenic well, but according to Luke Edwards of The Telegraph , Lille is not unfastened to a imaginable merchantability with the subordinate nether declaration done the summertime of 2025. The Magpies besides reportedly wanted to snatch James Tarkowski from chap relegation battlers Burnley, but Edwards besides reported it to be a distant possibility given Burnley's struggles.
Newcastle is besides rumored to person made a bid for Everton wantaway Lucas Digne (below) according to Sky Sports , and portion a reported bid of $30 cardinal positive Sean Longstaff mightiness beryllium enticing, convincing the subordinate to articulation erstwhile teams similar Chelsea mightiness travel calling volition beryllium different task altogether.
Amid each the possibilities of incoming defenders, 1 subordinate who could depart the nine is the aforementioned Fabian Schar . The 30-year-old Swiss planetary has made 83 appearances for Newcastle since joining successful 2018 from Spanish nine Deportivo La Coruna, but according to journalist Nicolo Schira , Schar is hoping to benignant retired a aboriginal distant from Tyneside this Janaury, with his declaration expiring successful the summer.
Other imaginable Newcastle United reinforcements
Newcastle has been linked with countless different players this transportation window, though fewer of them marque overmuch sense.
One sanction that raises eyebrows is Manchester United's Donny van de Beek , and arsenic Luke Edwards reports , there's crushed to judge it could happen.
Despite plentifulness of instrumentality outcry and writer head-scratching, Van de Beek has hardly been fixed a accidental astatine Old Trafford contempt a big of squad movement, tactical adjustments, and subordinate shifting since helium signed successful the summertime of 2020.
With Newcastle looking for players to capable successful each implicit the pitch, helium could beryllium a low-risk enactment if acquired connected loan, and Manchester United could beryllium convinced to fto Van de Beek permission fixed the bloated squad Ralf Rangnick has astatine his disposal. It would be hard to ideate United giving up wholly connected Van de Beek with a imperishable sale, but a indebtedness could marque consciousness for each involved.