Newcastle prepare bid for former Aston Villa midfielder in January spree
Newcastle to spend big
Now under new ownership, Newcastle United are looking to outspend their relegation rivals to avoid being condemned to the Championship come the end of the season.
The Magpies have won just one game all season, and sit two points clear of safety, though they have played more games than the sides above them.
And while their 1-1 draw with Manchester United was impressive, it is wins that Newcastle need, and soon.
A dominant midfield display. 💪🇧🇷
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) December 29, 2021
To that end, they have already made contact with Atletico Madrid full-back Kieran Trippier, as they look to do business at the beginning of the window ahead of a busy January schedule.
Newcastle are still working to sign Kieran Trippier who’s out of contract in 2023 – Atletico are waiting for the official bid. He’s top of the list with 2 more options. ⚪️ #NUFC
Newcastle are looking for right back, left back & centre back [Sven Botman, depends on Lille plans]. pic.twitter.com/NIDCfVJU9A
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 30, 2021
The Tyneside outfit are also looking to bring in a new centre-back and another left back, while additions further up the pitch are needed too.
Not least in midfield.
Jordan Veretout the latest addition?
Now, as per FootMercato, the Magpies have made contact with Roma for a potential deal that would see Jordan Veretout head to Tyneside.
The former Aston Villa midfielder has been a mainstay of the Roma side this season, starting all 18 Serie A outings for Jose Mourinho and co., but the Italian club are known to be on the hunt for new midfield options, having made contact with Arsenal over a potential move for Ainsley Maitland-Niles.
AS Roma are still in talks with Arsenal for Maitland-Niles. Discussion ongoing about loan fee and buy option. Player’s open to accept but it’s not fully agreed between clubs yet 🔴 #AFC #ASRoma
Meanwhile, Roma fullback Riccardo Calafiori leaves the club to join Cagliari on loan.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 29, 2021
Could Arsenal inadvertently help Newcastle land their man?