Premier League CB set to become first signing of Saudi era as NUFC eye double deal – Report

According to The Telegraph, Burnley centre-back James Tarkowski is expected to become the new owners’ first signing at Newcastle United – while a move for Jesse Lingard has also been discussed.

Luke Edwards’ ‘exclusive’ claims that the player is ‘keen’ on a move to St James’ Park and has a gentleman’s agreement with Burnley should a club come in with an acceptable offer in January.

It’s thought his name has ‘featured heavily’ in preliminary discussions between Amanda Staveley and the football advisors supporting the new owners; who are keen to recruit Premier League proven players who can slot straight into the team.

Elsewhere, The Telegraph claim that we are also keen on Man Utd’s Jesse Lingard.

Edwards reports that it is not yet clear if he would be eager to make the move – he did reject our loan offer in January to sign for West Ham instead – however he’s since rejected a contract offer at Old Trafford and struggled for game time.

Back to Tarkowski, he may well be available at a cut-price fee in the new year, with the 28-year-old’s contract currently due to expire at the end of the 2021/22 season.

The following snippet is also intriguing from the piece itself, revealing FOUR other positions we are likely to strengthen in January:

The club will also look to sign at least one full-back, a central-midfield player, a winger and a centre forward but there is no limit at this stage on the number of signings they can make.

An early appraisal of the squad has led to the belief that it is under-resourced in every area and the money will be made available to address that as a matter of urgency in the winter window.

Would you be happy to see Tarkowski at the Toon?

He’s a solid Premier League centre-back who’d improve a problem position at the club, so it’s a yes from us!

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10 thoughts on “Premier League CB set to become first signing of Saudi era as NUFC eye double deal – Report

  1. Being used to dipping into the bargain bin for our players who’d have thought we would rise to the dizzying heights of buying players from Burnley, a team only one place above us with only a marginally better GD.
    That said I should be happy we’re not poaching from Norwich, though I certainly wouldn’t mind having Teemu Pukki on the bench.
    Little steps!


  2. Tarkowski? Look, we don’t need a player who would fit into an Ashley/Bruce team. Time to raise the bar and isfthe ‘advisors’ currently in place are making this suggestion then it’s time for them to go too!


  3. Can’t worry about bringing better players in, but we urgently need a better coach who can organise and prepare the players for matches thus get the best out of the ones we have right now.
    No quick fix on this on after Bruce, unfortunately it will take time to change things.
    Can’t do anything till January as we will linked with anyone and everyone until then.


  4. Hardly an upgrade on what we have is it? Someone like John Stones who is not first choice at City would be a much better signing.


  5. We are not a world class team. We are 2nd bottom of the premier league without a single win so far.

    When Keegan took over his first job was to stop us being relegated. His first signing was Brian Kilcine. He went on to sign players like Rob Lee & Andy Cole long before he started bringing in players like Ginola & Shearer. Killer, Lee & Cole were as important to Keegans era as Ginola or Shearer ever were.

    Trakowski is without doubt better than what we currently have & would be an important player imo. He could go straight in knowing the league & is a leader.

    Will he win a Premier League or Champions League – I don’t suppose he would – but we are far from that & he’s a player that could certainly help us progress up the PL to get in the mix of those top 6 spots imo.

    Lingard is a no brainer imo.


  6. Step one: Sign players to plug the gaps unfilled in the summer. Seems like the new owners have identified that. Onwards and upwards. Exiting times ahead.


  7. Jesse Lingard is Almiron with an awareness of where his teammates are and where the goal is!
    He would be a great signing!
    Can’t understand how he can’t get more time at Man Utd


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