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Favourites to sign for Newcastle in January, according to SkyBet



Newcastle United have been linked with just about every available player since the Saudi-led takeover in October which made the Magpies the richest club in World Football.

With the January transfer window having been open for approaching a week, what better time to look at the current bookies favourites to join the Magpies in the coming weeks, according to SkyBet.

Keiran Trippier is set to be the first signing under the new Saudi-regime and his signature could act as a catalyst to encourage more high reputation players to move to Tyneside and join the exciting project under new owners. The £12million fee (plus add-ons) represents an excellent deal for Howe’s side, with Trippier signing a 2-and-a-half-year deal to keep him at the club until June 2024.

Today, reports from TalkSport suggest that Newcastle have made an approach for Sevilla centre-back Diego Carlos and a bid of around £25million has been rejected, there has been no confirmation on this as of yet. This rumour comes as Howe’s side had their £30million bid for ‘top-priority’ Sven Botman rejected by current French champions Lille – the Magpies are expected to come back with an improved offer.

Sky Sports also mentioned Newcastle in the list of names interested in returning Premier League stars Phillipe Coutinho and Aaron Ramsey.

Newcastle suffered a number of key injuries before their break due to covid-19 and are looking to replace striker Callum Wilson as he recovers from a calf injury.

Wilson has vowed to come back ‘hungrier and fitter than ever’ as the Newcastle United striker prepares to see a specialist about his calf injury on Friday, however the team need goals without him and are in the market for a striker who can replicate his form.

The situation with Lucas Digne has been clarified further by Keith Downie who explained no ‘official’ bid has been made for the Everton left-back, however the Merseyside club had an offer for Sean Longstaff rejected by Newcastle before the window opened.

Previous reports had suggested that the 24-year-old English midfielder had been part of a £22.5million deal to bring Digne to St James’ Park, but that offer wasn’t official.

As it stands, Longstaff is out of contract at the end of the season and Everton boss, Rafa Benitez is a huge admirer of the midfielder after his time on Tyneside and would be keen on reunion, bringing him to Goodison Park. The first bid was rejected and Longstaff has been challenged to fight for his place in the black and white shirt by Eddie Howe as the club are wanting to keep hold of the Geordie midfielder.

Anyway enough about outgoings, with the January transfer window firmly open, Newcastle are expected to bring in another four to five new faces, in addition to Trippier who is expected to be confirmed by Thursday evening.

Who are the favourites to join?

Let’s look at current odds from SkyBet (odds accurate at time of writing, but may change): 

Sven Botman – 1/2

Todd Cantwell – 1/2

James Tarkowski – 7/4

Diego Carlos 5/4

Aaron Ramsay – 11/8

Anthony Martial – 2/1

Jessie Lingard – 2/1

Dene Henderson – 5/2

Divock Origi – 10/3

Nat Phillips – 7/2

Dele Alli – 3/1

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 7/2

James Ward-Prowse – 7/1

Alfredo Morelos – 7/1

Ben Brereton Diaz – 8/1

Anwar El Ghazi – 9/1

Thoughts? Who would you be most interested in signing? Will Newcastle do well enough in January to avoid relegation?

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Harvey Barnes Injury worse than thought – Confirmed




Confirmation has come in this morning that Newcastle United Winger Harvey Barnes has been ruled out until 2024.


The winger doesn’t need surgery however the  foot injury will keep him out for 3 months. Eddie  Howe has spoken about the injury: “It’s come at a shocking time for him — he was just finding his rhythm & getting to know what is expected of him.”

 Eddie Howe on Injuries:

“We think he’s going to be out for around three months. No surgery required which is good news but his foot is now in a boot. It’s an injury underneath his toe.

He’s now started his recovery and he’s got to rest to let it recover then we can build him back up again.”

On Callum Wilson and Sven Botman:

“We’re going to see today. Callum has very minor hamstring tightness.

We’ll give him every chance of being available. Same with Sven – we’ll make a late check on him.”

On Emil Krafth:

“Emil will play for the U21s tonight. It’s really, really good to see him come back and hopefully do well today.”

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4 left out as Newcastle submit official Champions League squad



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Newcastle United have submitted their official squad to UEFA for the 2023/24 Champions League group stage.


‘List A’ includes 23 senior players, while ‘List B’ will include two homegrown youngsters in Elliot Anderson and Lewis Miley; who’ll both be eligible to feature.

Four senior players have been left out which may not be a suprise to many NUFC fans, with Matt Ritchie, Javier Manquillo, Emil Krafth and Mark Gillespie all missing out of Eddie Howe’s squad.

Here’s the full ‘List A’ squad that’s been sent over to UEFA ahead of our group stages games against PSG, Borussia Dortmund and AC Milan:

  1. Miguel Almirón
  2. Harvey Barnes
  3. Sven Botman
  4. Dan Burn
  5. Martin Dúbravka (GK)
  6. Paul Dummett
  7. Anthony Gordon
  8. Bruno Guimarães
  9. Lewis Hall
  10. Alexander Isak
  11. Joelinton
  12. Loris Karius (GK)
  13. Jamaal Lascelles
  14. Tino Livramento
  15. Sean Longstaff
  16. Jacob Murphy
  17. Nick Pope (GK)
  18. Fabian Schär
  19. Matt Targett
  20. Sandro Tonali
  21. Kieran Trippier
  22. Joe Willock
  23. Callum Wilson

Newcastle champions league fixtures were recently confirmed, see below..

  • Matchday 1: AC Milan v Newcastle United – 19th September, 5.45m
  • Matchday 2: Newcastle United v Paris Saint-Germain – 4th October, 8pm
  • Matchday 3: Newcastle United v Borussia Dortmund – 25th October, 8pm
  • Matchday 4: Borussia Dortmund v Newcastle United – 7th November, 5.45pm
  • Matchday 5: Paris Saint-Germain v Newcastle United – 28th November, 8pm
  • Matchday 6: Newcastle United v AC Milan – 13th December, 8pm


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Watch Yankuba Minteh score first goal for Feyenoord in 5-1 win on Sunday



Newcastle United loanee Yankuba Minteh has scored his first competitive goal for Feyenoord, scoring in Sunday’s 5-1 win over FC Utrecht.

After starting in their 6-1 win over Almere City last weekend, the Gambian teenager came off the bench and scored in stoppage time, rounding the goalkeeper and finishing calmly to seal another convincing victory for the Dutch champions.

This rounds off a positive few weeks for the 19-year-old winger, who was our first summer signing after sealing a £6m move from Danish side Odense.

Last month he helped spark a comeback draw away to local rivals Sparta Rotterdam, before starting his first Eredivisie game against Almere. Now, he’s come off the bench and bagged his first goal for the club.

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