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Transfer latest: Newcastle odds on to sign Brazil star



Brazil international and Lyon midfielder Lucas Paquetá is among the stars linked to Newcastle United this summer, with SkyBet listing the transfer as odds on to go through before deadline day.

Newcastle are already well underway with their summer transfer business and an array of big are names linked. The club are also close to signing Hugo Ekitike for a reported £26 million. The Reims striker may have some exciting company joining him.

Lucas Paquetá is one name which has been heavily attached with the club and SkyBet have him at the promising odds of 4/9 to join Newcastle United. Rumours about Lyon’s talented attacking midfielder have been the talk of the Toon recently, and according to the betting company they are not unfounded. 

It’s odds on the Brazil international will be joining his compatriots Joelinton and Bruno Guimarães in a stellar South American midfield next season. He is said to have a close relationship with Guimarães which could tempt him to Tyneside. A high price reported at up to £58 million could deter Eddie Howe and co. in their pursuit, but the 24-year-old is an exciting prospect all the same.

In the Premier League, Newcastle could also look at a number of options with established credentials. 

Manchester United’s second choice keeper Dean Henderson is one option who looks likely to be competing with Martin Dúbravka next season but more speculative options from the league are also possible. James Ward-Prowse, after a fantastic season with Southampton, is at 7/4 to join the Magpies according to SkyBet. The set-piece specialist could bring an extra threat to Newcastle’s attack as well as bolstering the midfield.

Ivan Toney, who scored twelve league goals for Brentford last season, is one possibility at 3/1. Despite outside odds, this proven goalscorer could provide competition for Callum Wilson and Chris Wood. If Newcastle secure the signing of Hugo Ekitike from Reims Toney would likely drop down the Newcastle’s wish-list.

Other less likely Premier League names include Leeds winger Jack Harrison at 4/1, England’s Euro 2020 breakout Kalvin Phillips at 12/1 and even Marcus Rashford at 16/1. The success of January signings Dan Burn and Kieran Trippier showed that players with Premier League experience will prove invaluable as Newcastle seek to build a new-look competitive squad.

With the arrival of new sporting director Dan Ashworth, Newcastle have also made moves off the pitch. The new arrival from Brighton may shake things up in the transfer market by bringing more fresh faces to the club.

Several more ambitious potential signings are being touted. Neymar has been listed at 14/1 to leave Paris for Tyneside. While Newcastle fans won’t hold their breath at those odds, a statement signing from the new owners is not impossible.

Paul Pogba, Sadio Mane, Robert Lewandowski are all 33/1 to be at St James’ Park come September according to SkyBet. All three are expected to leave their clubs this summer. Mane has been heavily linked with Bayern Munich, while Pogba is reportedly looking at offers from Bayern, Real Madrid and PSG. Any such signing is unlikely, but the fact that Newcastle can dream of competing with these clubs is evidence of how far the Magpies have come since the Mike Ashley era. Could the landmark transfer of an established superstar be on Eddie Howe’s wish-list?

Whether Newcastle move for household names or maintain their level-headed January approach, a busy summer transfer window is one thing fans can be sure of.

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Newcastle United to Reveal New Shirt Sponsor?



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footballinsider247 are reporting that the main shirt sponsor slot for Newcastle United is expected to be filled by airline SAUDI, who sponsored Newcastle’s mid-season tour of their owners’ homeland in December.

They state ‘This site revealed in February that there is frustration at St James’ Park that they have inherited a kit deal with Castore worth just £5m per year with no break clause and several seasons left to run.’

Newcastle’s recently appointed CEO Darren Eales has already previously expressed that the club at looking at all commercial opportunities and fans on Twitter were keen to mock up their expectation for the new shirts, see below and let us know your thoughts and also see our below video on how NUFC can increase commercial avenues..

Eddie Howe’s team are currently in a strong position to achieve a European slot which would increase revenue into the club allowing more spend whilst staying within Financial Fair Play which is something Howe has spoken about on several occasions as they look to stay within. If the club do reach a European slot it should help significantly with recruitment in the summer by making it a more attractive proposition to any incoming targets.

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Amazon filming Newcastle United for “All or Nothing” style documentary



Amazon Prime are currently filming behind-the-scenes footage at Newcastle United for a new documentary.

The docu-series will provide an insight into the club and its efforts to secure a top-four finish and a piece of silverware in the 2022-23 season.

Reports today revealed that camera crews have been filming a four-part documentary for their All or Nothing series. Sky Sports’ Keith Downie confirmed that the series will cover the club and the new owners as they attempt to qualify for the Champions League and win a trophy.

The All or Nothing series has previously documented other Premier League Clubs including Manchester City, Arsenal, and Spurs as well as the Brazilian national team, Juventus, and the All Blacks of rugby.

Newcastle face Manchester United in the Carabao Cup final on February 26 at Wembley.

The Magpies have featured three times in Europe’s most prestigious competition.

Most recently in the 2003-04 season as they reached the third qualifying round, eventually losing on penalties to Serbian side FK Partizan.

The season before the Toon finished third in the 2002-03 Champions League group stages, winning twice against Bayer Leverkusen and drawing with Inter Milan 2-2 at the San Siro. The lineup that night; Given, Solano, O’Brien, Dyer, Shearer (C), Bellamy, Speed,  Griffin, Hughes, Dabizas and Viana.

The series is expected to air later this year and will be available on Amazon Prime.

Based on previous seasons, you can expect exclusive access to training sessions, team meetings and match days, giving fans an in-depth look at what goes on behind the scenes on a day-to-day basis at Newcastle United.

It is set to be an incredible storyline and one that should provide fans with some real insight into what it takes to compete at the top level of professional football.

What do you think Newcastle fans?

Does this excite you or do you stand more with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp who once said the cameras could be intrusive to the dressing room when he turned down the offer from Amazon In 2018?


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Newcastle target rejects Everton move following £45m bid.



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Everton have made a £40million bid with £5m in add-ons to sign Connor Gallagher from Chelsea.

This comes after Newcastle completed the signing of Anthony Gordon, the club’s second most expensive transfer behind Alexander Isak.

Everton received an initial fee of £40m plus add-ons that could increase the deal to £45m.

The Toffees currently sit 19th in the Premier League and are looking to reinvest the money from the Gordon deal to sign much-needed players under newly appointed manager Sean Dyche. 

But, multiple sources have reported today that Gallagher is not actively pushing for a move and has no intention of going to Goodison Park. However, with Chelsea having met the record-breaking €120m release clause for World Cup winner Enzo Fernandez, Gallagher may be forced to leave the club if the transfer is complete.

This leaves Newcastle an option as the player would prefer a move to a top-six club.

This morning, Eddie Howe said, “We’ll see what we can do to try & bring a player in. There’s no guarantees. In terms of permanent signings, it will be very difficult. We’ll look at a potential loan. But it’s got to be the right player & not one for the sake of it”.

Due to financial fair play, the only way Newcastle could sign the player is through a loan, with an obligation to buy the player for at least £45m, the same price they paid for Anthony Gordon.

Gallagher has been playing regular Premier League football over the last two seasons. Since returning to his parent club Chelsea, the 22-year-old has been linked with a move away to numerous Premier League clubs.

Last season he was named Crystal Palace’s Player of the Season by their fans. He also won the Player of the Month award twice, Goal of the Month once, and was awarded the Young Player of Year at the 2022 London Football Awards.

In the same season, he made 36 appearances scoring eight goals and registering three assists that earned Palace a 12th-place finish, one point behind Newcastle.

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