Newcastle United has already taken its first step in the January transfer period and is a clear statement of intent that the Magpies will be active to avoid relegation and will sit in 19th place with only one win and 11 overall points.
The club, led by Eddie Howe, has one of the league’s worst defenses, with 42 goals conceded in just 19 games and the worst ever total of 80 goals allowed in calendar year 2021. But it helped address these shortcomings by adding English national team player Kieran Trippier in transfer 16. $ 2 million from Atlética Madrid. Trippier can play both extreme defender positions and bring quality, toughness and leadership to the club.
But Newcastle will not only look on the defensive side of the ball. They scored only 19 goals, which is worse than all the others except the other two teams in the relegation zone at the beginning of 2022. So the offensive help will definitely come before the end of January.
The Magpies are under new ownership, recently acquired by the Saudi Public Investment Fund, chaired by the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohamed bin Salman. Although there has been opposition between the takeover, which is essentially equivalent to a foreign government, the takeover has taken place and significant reinforcement funds are expected this winter.
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Below is an updated list of Newcastle player transactions during the January 2022 transfer period and an updated team list. It will be fascinating to see how much they spend due to the real threat of relegation and which players really want to get involved in the fight to avoid falling.
Newcastle transfers: winter window January 2022
|date||Player||Position||Age||OF||Transfer / loan fee|
|January 7||Kieran Trippier||Defender||31||Atlético Madrid||Transfer $ 16.2 million + supplements
Contract for 2.5 years + options
|date||Player||Position||Age||Club||Transfer / loan fee|
Newcastle United Lineup 2021-22
Below is an updated roster of Newcastle United’s first team. New additions during January 2022 will be highlighted in 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.
Newcastle’s current planned core set-up, when completely healthy, currently looks like this:
Newcastle’s expected eleven (4-5-1): Dubravka (GK) – Lewis, Lascelles, Schar, Trippier – Saint-Maximin, Shelvey, Joelinton, S. Longstaff, Fraser – Wilson.
Newcastle Advances: 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 = middle defender; LB = left defender; RB = right defender; CM = middle midfielder; CAM = attacking midfielder; CF = middle forward; LW = left wing; RW = right wing)
Rumors and news about the Newcastle transfer
Here is the latest news on Newcastle United’s transfer based on news in Europe:
Will Newcastle sign a new striker?
To add to Newcastle’s already significant list of woes, top scorer Callum Wilson was injured during the grand finale of the match, and suddenly an already thin attack looks even miserable. Allan Saint-Maximin, a target of rivals who often hack the talented wingman, also suffered minor injuries.
This forced the Magpies to look for attacking reinforcements and set their eyes high. The name that appeared is a young man in Real Madrid Lukáš Jovič, which the Magpies were interested in last summer. Nothing significant emerged to suggest that the deal was about to fall, but Jovic’s name appeared on Newcastle blogs as a reasonable option.
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According to Brazilian publication GloboFlamengo expects to receive offers on the attacker Gabigol, and apparently he had already received one “ridiculous” offer from West Ham, which was not even dignified with the answer. The report cites Newcastle as one club Flamengo expects to find out about, although the club hopes the Magpies will have a better deal than the $ 7 million purchase option they allegedly received from Hammers.
Newcastle was associated with Moussa Dembélé (below) in Lyon in December and the Daily Mail say it remains a possibility. After breaking through with Fulham, Dembele spent time in Celtic and Lyon before spending the second half of last season visiting Atletic Madrid. The Spanish side has decided against activating the call option, and with its contract expiring in the summer of 2023, Lyon could look at the sale this winter.
The Magipes definitely need a defender
While Trippier will be a welcome addition, the Magpies have scored enough goals this season to indicate that one player alone will not be enough to turn around completely. Jamal Lascelles has lost form this season and his partnership with Fabian Schar has fallen apart.
The most intense rumors are centered around Barcelona’s defender’s loan agreement Samuel Umtiti, which the Spanish club is trying to relocate, motivated by a desire to get rid of the contract and wages. However, the player reportedly refused five separate potential transfers, according to the Daily Mail and more reports. Umtiti was once a key element in Barcelona’s defense, but has disappeared from sight, appearing only once in La Liga this season and expiring in the summer of 2023. Other candidates are reportedly Turkish Fenerbahce and an unnamed French club. .
Newcastle could afford to get a defender of the PSG Abdou Diallo, according to a report by journalist Liam Kennedy. The deal would be tricky because Diallo is in service with Senegal in the African Nations Cup, and if the country advances deep into the tournament, it could disrupt negotiations during the transfer window. The 25-year-old signed to PSG in the summer of 2019 from Borussia Dortmund, but failed to find a meaningful starting point.
Sven Botman o Lille was rumored to be interested in moving to Newcastle, and a young Dutch youth representative would be a boon in the future, but according to Luke Edwards of The Telegraph, Lille is not open to possible sales with the player. under contract until the summer of 2025. The magpies allegedly also wanted to grab James Tarkowski from other descending Burnley warriors, but Edwards also informed Given Burnley’s problems, this is a remote option.
It is also rumored that Newcastle has submitted an offer to leave Everton Lucas Digne (below) according to Sky Sports, while reporting an offer of $ 30 million plus Sean Longstaff It may be tempting, but convincing players to join when teams like Chelsea can respond will be a completely different task.
Among all the possibilities of the incoming defenders, one player who could leave the club is just mentioned Fabián Šchar. The 30-year-old Swiss national team has played 83 matches for Newcastle since his arrival in 2018 from the Spanish club Deportivo La Coruna, but according to journalist Nicolo SchiraSchar hopes to resolve the future outside Tyneside in this Janaury, with his contract expiring in the summer.
Other potential reinforcements of Newcastle United
Newcastle has been associated with countless other players during this transition period, although few make sense.
One name that raises eyebrows is Manchester United Donny van de Beekand, as Luke Edwards points out, there is reason to believe that this could happen.
Despite many fan shouts and gossiping from journalists, Van de Beek has had almost no chance at Old Trafford, despite a number of team shifts, tactical adjustments and player changes since he signed in the summer of 2020.
As Newcastle is looking for players to fill the entire course, it could be a low-risk option if it is won for hosting, and Manchester United could be persuaded to let Van de Beek leave due to the bloated staff he has. Ralf Rangnick available. It would be hard to imagine United giving up Van de Beek altogether with a permanent sale, but the loan could make sense for everyone involved.