North East UK news Four players Newcastle could sign in January to boost Steve Bruce's squad MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Newcastle could dip back into the transfer market once again in January ti try and bolster their options, both in a defensive sense and in the hunt for more goals at the top end of the pitch
Breaking News ! Newcastle United’s summer transfer window was defined by the takeover bid that collapsed and a subsequent downgrade in expectations among the club’s loyal fanbase. Despite the supporters’ dreams of the club finally splashing the cash ambitiously in the market being extinguished, it was still a window which showed smart recruitment and with additions that were, individually, deals which showed promise. Callum Wilson was signed from Bournemouth to give Steve Bruce an established and dependable striker, while Ryan Fraser was also added on a free-transfer after his deal with the Cherries expired. Ireland international midfielder Jeff Hendrick also arrived on a free while Jamal Lewis was added after Danny Rose’s loan deal expired. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will start in8Cancel Play now The squad is stronger this season than Bruce’s first at the club, but there are still gaps and the club may seek to address them in the coming windows. With just over two months to go to the opening of the January transfer window, the rumour mill is once again likely to hot up in the coming months. We look at potential St. James’ Park arrivals in January of players who did not link up with the club this summer. Rob Holding The centre of defence remains a priority for the Magpies and for much of the window their number one target was Arsenal’s Rob Holding. However, just as it appeared that Newcastle were closing in on a loan deal for the player, he started Arsenal’s first game of the season at Fulham and Gunners boss Mikel Arteta stood firm on his future, in quotes cited by Sky Sports: "I said to him 'change your mind because you are not going anywhere'. He stands for every value we want at the football club.” Read More Related Articles Revealed: Why Karl Darlow is worth the hype with no goalie in Europe pulling off more saves so far Read More Related Articles 'The hosts retreated' - What the national media made of Newcastle United 1-4 Manchester United Holding has started three of Arsenal’s five league games to date and with the club now seemingly uncertain over William Saliba’s suitability for first-team football this season, it looks increasingly likely that he will not be allowed to leave in January either. However, the Magpies will surely continue to monitor his future. Phil Jones Newcastle did not sign a central defender in the summer transfer window but after the option of signing Holding disappeared, they did assess other options. One of them was Manchester United defender Phil Jones, according to The Telegraph and cited by HITC.com. Jones has yet to feature this season for United due to injury and made only eight outings last season, so it appears increasingly likely that the Red Devils will facilitate his exit from Old Trafford in January. There are huge doubts over his fitness record, but the Magpies are likely to reignite their interest in the player to bolster their defensive options. Read More Related Articles Bruno Fernandes' message to Karl Darlow after penalty miss for Manchester United vs Newcastle Read More Related Articles Steve Bruce felt Newcastle were always going to face a 'wounded animal' against Manchester United Tom Davies Everton revolutionised their midfield this summer with the signings of James Rodriguez, Abdoulaye Doucoure and Allan.
. As per a report from the Daily Mail during the window, Steve Bruce was urging Newcastle to make a £12million approach for the midfielder. Davies would add dynamism to the Magpies midfield and would also continue the policy of adding to a British core of players at the club. A January arrival is perhaps unlikely as finances would need to be raised to secure the signing, but if the midfielder becomes agitated with a lack of game-time under Carlo Ancelotti, it could be a deal to take off. Josh King Bournemouth have managed to avoid the fire-sale of many of their prized assets that was predicted following last season’s relegation. Norwegian striker Josh King is one of their players who starred in their five-year Premier League stint who has remained at the club.
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Linked with a January switch to Manchester United, the Norway international - 17 goals in 51 caps - stayed on the South Coast although he subsequently voiced his displeasure at not being granted his exit from the Cherries, as per the Echo. Newcastle - despite signing Wilson - still lack attacking firepower and King was one of a series of players outlined by the Chronicle whom they could look to add to their squad, so they could raid Bournemouth once more for an attacking player. King, 28, netted 50 goals across five seasons for Bournemouth since their 2015 promotion to the Premier League and would represent an excellent squad addition at St. James’ Park.
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