The Times: NUFC officials lining up ambitious triple signing ahead of January transfer window

There’s been a host of dubious transfer stories that have emerged since the Saudi-backed takeover went through last month, however one arrived last night from a pretty reliable source.

According to The Times‘ Martin Hardy – a North-East reporter who has covered the club for some time – our new owners are targeting THREE Serie A players who’ve been extensively scouted by NUFC officials in Italy.

Those are Inter Milan duo Stefan de Vrij and Marcelo Brozovic, along with Lazio goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha.

De Vrij is a 29-year-old centre back and Dutch international, while Brozovic is a Croatian midfielder who is approaching the final six months of his contract at the San Siro, as things stand.

Strakosha, 26, is an Albanian international who has played second fiddle to Pepe Reina in the league this season, but has played regularly during Lazio’s Europa League campaign.

Interestingly, The Times claim that the Saudi-backed consortium see Serie A as the ‘ideal market to raid’ in January, and it seems they have three players in mind already.

Time will tell if anything comes of this, but it certainly comes from a solid source and suggests we’ve got one eye on Italy in our search for new signings.

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Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

5 thoughts on “The Times: NUFC officials lining up ambitious triple signing ahead of January transfer window

  1. Don’t care what Names are bounced around AS long as MD charmless is still at the club we will continue to miss out on the right players….

    ..and end up with the wasters like Hendrick and Fraser

    If it wasn’t for Charmless we would have got Emery = need to clear the club of Ashley’s lackies – Charmless,, Jones,

    MD Charmless is one of the reasons Ashley got away with stripping the club and why we find ourselves at the bottom of the Premiership!!

    Goes to show Money doesn’t give you wisdom – this is turning into a shambles on & off the pitch

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  2. If its a shambles like you say kk you must have some real knowledge of what’s going on behind the scenes instead of calling all the time why don’t you wait to see what January brings and wait till the window finishes before you start your regular moaning plus once the season started with Ashley and Bruce we all knew what was going to happen at least the takeover and appointment of howe gives us a chance of staying in the league so give your miserable moaning and whining a rest

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  3. Nice to see us being linked with some top class players, 2 of the 3 I think we need right away, unless Dubravka is exiting in January I’m not sure we need another keeper, we have 4 in first team squad already.

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  4. Your right about the keeper situation personally don’t think it’s a priority position at moment ideal world premiere league players and preferably British ones would be better but that obviously depends on other Jealous clubs now

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  5. Keeper situation fine or are welooking at the Italian league as no English club wants to sell us any players or at a inflated price that the jealous clubs would demand.

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