Newcastle close in on triple January transfer deadline day swoop
Newcastle United are set to complete a triple deadline day swoop in the dying hours of the transfer window as they continue to spend under new ownership.
The club have already brought in Bruno Guimaraes, Kieran Trippier and Chris Wood so far this January, while Brighton defender Dan Burn is on the verge of signing for the club, who currently sit in 18th place in the top flight.
Newcastle have agreed a fee of £13m with Brighton for Dan Burn 💰 pic.twitter.com/w8IAFZ9UIP
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) January 30, 2022
The business will not stop there, however, with at least two more new faces expected at St James’ Park come the end of today.
Firstly, Matt Targett is expected to join on loan from Aston Villa, having seen his left-back spot taken by new arrival Lucas Digne under Steven Gerrard’s stewardship.
The deal would shore up the left side of the Magpies’ defence, a position that, like centre back, they have been targeting all January window.
🚨 BREAKING 🚨
Newcastle are close to signing Aston Villa left-back Matt Targett on loan for the rest of the season pic.twitter.com/xpSVpT64FU
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) January 31, 2022
Back in for Ekitike
And, in shock news, it appears that Eddie Howe and co. have finally made a striker breakthrough. This comes as they have reportedly had a 20-25 million pound bid for Stade Reims forward Hugo Ekitike accepted, leaving them free to discuss personal terms with the young striker.
BREAKING: Newcastle United have had an offer between £20m and £25m accepted for Stade Reims striker Hugo Ekitike.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) January 31, 2022
Should all three players arrive, it would prove a relatively successful transfer window and would have addressed many of the major issues in the squad: now, they need to perform on the pitch.