So, not long until the big kick off against Burnley, but first let’s look at all the deals that look set to take place on Tyneside tonight, with EIGHT deals currently in the pipeline either in or out of the club.
Here’s a round-up, starting with the TWO players at the club as we speak and ready to complete their moves tonight
— Mark Douglas (@MsiDouglas) January 31, 2018
- Islam Slimani (Leicester – loan) – The Chronicle have announced tonight that the arrival of the Leicester City striker is now ‘imminent’ after the Algerian flew into Newcastle today and completed his medical. Expect him to sign any minute now!
- Martin Dubravka (Sparta Prague – loan with option) – Again, this one seems all but done. He’s on Tyneside as we speak and SKY have confirmed that he’s headed straight to St James’ Park to complete his medical before watching tonight’s game alongside fellow new-boy Slimani.
Told Martin Dubravka will land in Newcastle and go straight to St James’ Park where he’ll have his medical before tonight’s match kicks off.
— Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) January 31, 2018
— Kristof Terreur ? (@HLNinEngeland) January 31, 2018
- Aleksandar Mitrovic (Anderlecht – loan) – The Serbian had arrived in Brussels tonight after NUFC agreed a deal with Anderlecht to allow the striker to return to his former club for the remainder of the season, HOWEVER, there’s wew claims that the deal is now OFF.
Understand Alexsandr Mitrovic loan deal from Newcastle United to Anderlecht has broken down #NUFC
— Ian Dennis (@Iandennisbbc) January 31, 2018
- Jack Colback (Nottingham Forest – loan) – After initially turning down Hull City, Colback is all set for a move to Forest according to Sky Sports tonight.
— Pete Graves (@PeteGravesSky) January 31, 2018
- *DONE* – Henri Saivet (Sivasspor – loan with option) – The 27-year old has sealed a move to Turkey this morning, signing with Sivasspor on loan with an option to buy.
— Transfer News Live (@DeadlineDayLive) January 31, 2018
- *DONE* – Roland Aarons (Verona – loan) – Sky confirmed that the winger turned down a loan move to Hull City after talks, and the club have now confirmed his loan move to Serie A side Verona until the end of the season..
— NUFC Index (@NUFC_Index) January 31, 2018
- Freddie Woodman (Aberdeen – loan) – The U-23 stopper has been waiting to go out on loan and Sky have confirmed that he’ll seal a move to the SPL with Aberdeen once Martin Dubravka is confirmed by NUFC – which should be in the next hour or so.
- *DONE* – Jamie Sterry (Crewe – loan) – The NUFC youngster has tonight completed a loan move to the League Two side tonight.
And that should be that, will all of the above deals expected to be completed before the 11pm deadline tonight.
NUFC were believed to have looked at a potential third signing of the day, but it looks like our business will be concluded following the signings of Slimani & Dubravka:
Think that'll be Newcastle done for January incomings, with deals for Islam Slimani, Martin Dubravka and Kenedy. Talk of another loan deal late last night/early this morning, but hasn't happened.
— Martin Hardy (@mhardysport) January 31, 2018
Plenty players who weren’t getting a look-in sent out on loan and TWO players arriving who will be first-team contenders for sure..