Newcastle 2022 January transfer window: player signings, loans and sales
Newcastle United will certainly be a club to watch this January transfer window, with a lot of movement expected. The flood of rumors stems from two main factors.
First, Newcastle are battling relegation, sitting 19th in the Premier League table with just one win and 11 points overall. The Magpies have one of the worst defenses in the league, with 42 goals conceded in 19 appearances at the end of the calendar year. In turn, they’ve only scored 19 goals themselves, which is worse than every other team in the relegation zone except the other two in early 2022.
Second, the Magpies are owned by a new owner, recently acquired by the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund, chaired by the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohamed bin Salman. While there was a backlash in the midst of the takeover by what essentially amounts to a foreign government, the takeover has taken place and there should be significant funds available for reinforcements this winter.
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Below is the updated list of Newcastle player transactions during the January 2022 transfer window and the updated roster list. It will be fascinating to see how much they spend given the real threat of relegation and which players are genuinely interested in joining the fight to avoid the downfall.
Newcastle transfers: January 2022 winter window
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2021-22 Newcastle United squad
Below is the updated Newcastle United first team roster. New additions during the January 2022 window will be noted in bold:
Goalies (4): Karl Darlow, Martin Dubravka, Mark Gillespie, Freddie Woodman.
Defenders (9): Ciaran Clark, Paul Dummett, Federico Fernandez, Emil Krafth, Jamaal Lascelles, Jamal Lewis, Javier Manquillo, Matt Ritchie, Fabian Schar.
Midfielder (8): Miguel Almiron, Elliot Anderson, Isaac Hayden, Jeff Hendrick, Sean Longstaff, Matty Longstaff, Jonjo Shelvey, Joe Willock.
Forwards (6): Ryan Fraser, Dwight Gayle, Joelinton, Jacob Murphy, Allan Saint-Maximin, Callum Wilson.
The current top-notch lineup projected by Newcastle, when in perfect health, currently looks like:
Newcastle planned starting XI (4-5-1): Dubravka (GK) – Lewis, Lascelles, Schar, Krafth – Saint-Maximin, Shelvey, Joelinton, S. Longstaff, Fraser – Wilson.
Newcastle Safeguards: Woodman (GK), Gillespie (GK), Clark (CB), Fernandez (CB), Manquillo (RB), Dummett (LB), Ritchie (LWB), Hendrick (CM), M. Longstaff (CM), Almiron (CAM ), Anderson (CAM), Murphy (RW), Gayle (CF).
(GK = goalkeeper; CB = center back; LB = left back; RB = right back; CM = center midfielder; CAM = attacking midfielder; CF = center forward; LW = left winger; RW = winger right)
Newcastle transfer rumors and news
Here is the latest news on the Newcastle United transfer front based on reports in Europe:
Kieran Trippier seems imminent
Several reports across Europe all point to Kieran Trippier likely set to become Newcastle’s first signing in January, returning to England after a stint in Spain. Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has said he doesn’t want Trippier to go but the player could decide for himself, saying: “Today you can’t hold back someone in prison “.
ESPN Reports that the deal is far enough advanced for Atletico to start moving on to substitutes. CBS Sports Ben Jacobs Reports that the Trippier deal will be worth over $ 33 million with additions, and says “the deal is pretty much there now.”
Trippier about to leave, especially his decision. Newcastle were given the green light as early as November and costs could run up to around Â£ 13million. Simeone likes him so much that he switched to the title-winning 5-3-2 system to accommodate him. But he wouldn’t stop nobody who wants to leave https://t.co/W9o5tBcVZz
– Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) January 4, 2022
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Will Newcastle look for a new striker?
To add to Newcastle’s already large list of woes, top scorer Callum Wilson was injured in the festive game final, and suddenly the already slim attack looks even more paltry. Allan Saint-Maximin also suffered minor injuries, the target of opponents who often hack the talented winger.
This prompted the Magpies to seek out attack reinforcements, and they are aiming high. One name that has popped up is that of the youngster from Real Madrid Luka jovic, which would have interested the Magpies last summer. Nothing significant has emerged to suggest a deal is imminent, but Jovic’s name is thrown Newcastle Blogs as a reasonable possibility.
According to Brazilian publication Globo, Flamengo expects to receive offers for the striker Gabigol, and apparently already received a “paltry” offer from West Ham that was not even worthy of a response. The report names Newcastle as one of the clubs Flamengo expects to hear from, although the club are hopeful the Magpies have a better offer than the $ 7million loan with option to buy that was reportedly received from the Hammers.
Newcastle was linked to Moussa Dembele (below) from Lyon in December, and the Daily mail claims it continues to be an option. After breaking through with Fulham, Dembele spent time with Celtic and Lyon before spending the second half of last season on loan at Atletico Madrid. The Spanish side has decided not to activate the call option, and with its contract expiring in the summer of 2023, Lyon could look to sell this winter.
The Magipes definitely need defenders
While Trippier will be a welcome addition, the Magpies have shipped enough goals this season to indicate that one player won’t be enough to turn things around completely. Jamal Lascelles has lost form this season and his partnership with Fabian Schar has fallen apart.
Most vigorous of rumors centered around loan deal for Barcelona defender Samuel umtiti, that the Spanish club is trying to move, motivated by a desire to give up his contract and his salary. However, the player has reportedly rejected five separate potential transfer deals, according to daily mail and several reports. Umtiti was once a key part of Barcelona’s defense, but he has disappeared from sight, making only one La Liga appearance this season, and his contract expires in the summer of 2023. Other interested clubs are said to be the squad Turkish Fenerbahce and an unnamed French club. .
Newcastle could have the chance to sign the PSG defender Abdou Diallo, according to a report by journalist Liam Kennedy. The deal would be tricky as Diallo is on duty with Senegal during the Africa Cup of Nations, and if the country progresses deep into the tournament, it could disrupt negotiations until the transfer window deadline. The 25-year-old signed for PSG in the summer of 2019 from Borussia Dortmund but failed to find a meaningful starting spot.
Sven botman de Lille would have been interested in a move to Newcastle, and the young Dutch international would also be an asset for the future, but according to Luke Edwards of the Telegraph, Lille is not open to a possible sale with the player under contract until the summer of 2025. The Magpies would also have wanted to snatch him James tarkowski other Burnley relegation fighters, but Edwards also reported this is a remote possibility given Burnley’s struggles.
Newcastle are rumored to have made an offer for Everton as well. Lucas Digne (below) according to Sky Sports, and although a declared bid of $ 30 million and more Sean longstaff could be alluring, convincing the player to join teams like Chelsea could come and call will be a whole other task.
Among all the possibilities of incoming defenders, one player who could leave the club is the aforementioned Fabien Schar. The 30-year-old Switzerland international has made 83 appearances for Newcastle since arriving in 2018 from Spain club Deportivo La Coruna, but according to journalist Nicolo Schira, Schar hopes to find a future away from Tyneside this January, with his contract expiring this summer.
Other potential reinforcements from Newcastle United
Newcastle have been linked with countless other players this transfer window, although few of them make much sense.
One name that raises eyebrows is Manchester United Donny van de Beek, and like Luke Edwards Reports, there is reason to believe that it could happen.
Despite much outcry from fans and reporters scratching their heads, Van de Beek has had little luck at Old Trafford despite a plethora of team moves, tactical adjustments and player changes since signing for summer 2020.
With Newcastle looking for players to fill all over the field, he could be a low risk option if acquired on loan, and Manchester United could be convinced to let Van de Beek go given the bloated squad including Ralf Rangnick disposes. It would be hard to imagine United ditching Van de Beek entirely with a permanent sale, but a loan could mean something to everyone involved.