According to the Telegraph’s north-east reporter Luke Edwards, there is a ‘surprised permanent deal‘ being ‘negotiated in the background’ by Newcastle officials today.
Edwards – one of the more reliable journalists when it comes to all things NUFC – confirms that a deal is imminent for Almiron, with Barreca and Benfica midfielder Samaris also ‘likely to sign on loan’, however the final line of his latest piece is VERY interesting.
Here’s a snippet from Luke Edwards’ transfer update, with him stating that the following deals could be done AFTER Almiron is announced:
“The other two new arrivals, Benfica midfielder Andreas Samaris and Monaco left back Antonio Barreca also likely to sign on loan and Telegraph Sport understand there is another surprise permanent deal being negotiated in the background.”
It honestly feels like we’re more willing to spend today, on January 31st, than we have been over the last 3 transfer windows since Rafa got us promoted.
Is Mike Ashley is an utterly bizarre bloke. Is he finally worried about Rafa? Are season ticket cancellations a concern? Has he left it late to try and save on wages?
Who knows, but thank goodness we are finally seeing some activity on Tyneside today!