Newcastle hope to secure first signing ‘next week’ as transfer plans change – The Telegraph

The Telegraph have released a promising piece this morning, revealing the latest on our transfer plans ahead of the January window.

In his latest ‘exclusive’, Luke Edwards reports that Toon chiefs are hopeful Kieran Trippier will arrive next week, with the player said to be very keen on a move to St James’ Park and reunion with Eddie Howe; a manager he worked with during his time at Burnley.

They report that it’s not a done deal just yet, but is the ‘most advanced’ of all moves we’re pursuing as we prepare for a pivotal January window in our fight for survival.

Elsewhere, The Telegraph state that we have been forced to alter our transfer plans slightly following a calf injury set to keep Callum Wilson out of all our January fixtures against Southampton, Watford and Leeds.

As a result, the club are also focusing on the signing of another striker, with Dwight Gayle currently the only senior option up top while Wilson is out.

That said, the piece insists that defensive reinforcements remain a top priority, with Edwards reporting that we are working on a deal to sign Bournemouth centre-back Lloyd Kelly.

Lille’s Sven Botman is named as another target, while a loan move for Tottenham’s Joe Rodon is being ‘discussed’.

Interestingly, it’s reported that there is ‘growing confidence’ we’ll be able to pull off a few early signings next month; which could be key given the amount of important games coming our way in January.

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3 thoughts on “Newcastle hope to secure first signing ‘next week’ as transfer plans change – The Telegraph

  1. Just personal opinion think trippier would be sensible signing plenty of experience and nous something I think we need but the spine of the team has to be strengthened this window for me center half defensive midfielder and striker get them done and fingers crossed quickly got hell of a chance of staying up

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  2. Hmmm
    1 looks like not everyone is Boycotting the Toon.
    Looks more like a sale week on Northumberland St. with some interesting names being thrown around, however there is still the possibility of being relegated , being it takes a while to adjust possibly half a side to play to-gether, but the fans are hopeful and there should be some exciting games during the runoff.
    This what it’s all about an exciting game and a win, = entertainment , summit we haven’t
    seen in quite a while.

    hopefully we can

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