Newcastle confirm €50m midfielder deal before turning attentions towards Aston Villa in left-back hunt
Newcastle United have set their sights on Premier League rivals Aston Villa amid a late push to secure fresh blood at left-back ahead of Monday’s winter transfer deadline.
The Claret and Blue star being eyed? Matt Targett.
As per a report from reliable outlet The Athletic, Eddie Howe is keen to bolster the options on the left of his backline over the coming 24 hours, as the Magpies eye a great escape from the relegation scrap over the 2nd half of the campaign.
Targett, in turn, is ‘expected’ to be subject to mounting interest on the part of those in a position of power at St. James’ Park, with a deal for the 26-year-old, whilst unlikely, not out of the question.
This of course comes with Villa having already secured left-back reinforcements of their own this month, in the form of Lucas Digne’s arrival from Everton.
#NUFC are keen on Matt Targett #AVFC
Expecting a push from Newcastle before the deadline. Right now, he’s staying at Villa, but that could change. Tomorrow is going to be interesting…
Story w/@ChrisDHWaugh @GeorgeCaulkin https://t.co/RIXyE3OfFI
— Gregg Evans (@greggevans40) January 30, 2022
Whilst one somewhat under-the-radar addition is tipped for St. James’ Park ahead of tomorrow’s fast-approaching transfer deadline, another more headline-grabbing one, moments ago, was made official.
In a series of posts across the club’s social media platforms, Newcastle have confirmed that Bruno Guimaraes, as expected, has put pen to paper on a deal on Tyneside.
As per transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, the transfer, including bonuses, could ultimately set the Magpies back a whopping €50.1 million.
Brazilian international Guimaraes himself, meanwhile, has agreed to the terms of a contract through the summer of 2026.
Official and confirmed, finally. Bruno Guimarães joins Newcastle from OL, statement announces. €50.1m fee add ons included plus 20% future sale percentage. 🇧🇷 #NUFC
Contract signed until June 2026. pic.twitter.com/PaGT5e5j5T
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 30, 2022
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