Newcastle are looking to splash the cash this summer in the first summer transfer window since their Saudi takeover. So, who is likely to come through the door?
With money not being too much of an issue for the ‘Magpies’ under the new regime, we look at 10 of the players linked with Eddie Howe’s side this summer.
This is one of those transfer stories that looks like it will rumble on all summer. However, he has just undergone surgery after injuring himself in a peculiar kite accident. It’s nothing serious and he is still very much on Newcastle United’s radar at best price 4/6, despite coming into as short as 4/9 three weeks ago.
Fans are hoping lightning does strike twice and they can bring in another Brazilian midfielder who is a class above, in the same manner that Bruno Guimarães has shown since his arrival in January. However, with Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur among those rumoured to be interested, they may need to act fast if they want to get their man.
The 22-year-old midfielder has got a lot of people talking and rumours have been circulating that the young Frenchman would indeed be interested in switching to the Toon.
He’s another player to flourish and showcase his talents in the Bundesliga and his return of 25 goal involvements in 32 appearances is evidence of his ability to not just be tucking the ball away himself but creating clear-cut chances for his teammates. Unsurprisingly, Bayer Leverkusen are reluctant to lose him and have allegedly slapped a £60million price tag on him.
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It’s been rumoured that a move for the Reims forward was close to being completed but since then, many outlets are reporting that the deal has broken down due to the demands of the agent. It’s easy to see why the bosses at St. James’ Park want to bring the 20-year-old to the Northeast; he had 13 goal involvements in 15 appearances last season in Ligue 1 and he looks a real prospect.
Newcastle United thought they had agreed to a deal back in January for £33million only for it to fall through and it remains to be seen if they bow to the alleged demands or walk away entirely.
Financial fair play concerns are real for Everton and their owners look as though they’re ready to sell up. The ‘Toffees’ narrowly avoided relegation last term and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see some of their stars move on.
Richarlison has been heavily linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur but it’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin that has apparently made it onto the list of potential targets up front for Newcastle United.
The Everton striker had an injury-hit campaign but 29 goals from 62 Premier League starts across the previous two campaigns would suggest he can be a reliable goalscorer if playing for a club looking to progress and do so by playing on the front foot. He's 4/5 to make the move North, while Arsenal are second favourites to snap up the 25-year-old at 9/2.
The Rennes midfielder appears to be in the middle of a tug-of-war between Serie A outfit Lazio and Premier League side Leicester City. The ‘Magpies’ are undoubtedly looking to add some deeper creativity to their ranks and Benjamin Bourigeaud could be just the man as no other player registered more assists for Rennes than he did last season.
It could be difficult for Howe to entice him away considering the French midfielder knows that if he stays, he will be playing European football next season in the Europa League, but will the allure of the Premier League prove too difficult to turn down?
Bourigeaud’s Rennes teammate Martin Terrier is another player who’s rumoured to be on the move this summer and has recently been linked with both Liverpool and Leicester City, however, he is a player that Newcastle are also allegedly keeping an eye on.
He had a spectacular season and it was one that saw him finish as the third top goalscorer in Ligue 1, finishing only behind Kylian Mbappe and Wissam Ben Yedder. If Howe wants to create a side that looks like a threat whenever they go forward, they could do a lot worse than bringing in Terrier.
He’s been one of the most coveted players in world football this summer and it seems not a day goes by without his name being mentioned. A move to Barcelona looked likely at one stage and the Nou Camp (7/1) is believed to be the destination of choice for the young Brazilian, however, Spurs (6/1), Arsenal (favourites at 9/10) and Chelsea (best price 14/1) are also all believed to be interested.
It remains to be seen where he ends up if he does leave Leeds United this summer but it’s alleged that Newcastle United are huge admirers and would want a seat at the table (rated at a long 33/1 chance through oddschecker) should there be any chance of securing a deal.
It looks as though there could be a firesale at French outfit, Bordeaux, after their relegation to the third tier of French football due to their financial situation. That means a number of their players could be on the market at a reduced rate and one player who looks like leaving is young Cameroonian Jean Onana.
He was their top-rated player last season according to WhoScored, and he could be the next N’Golo Kante, although currently without the finesse or know-how in the ‘dark arts’.
He is a tough tackler and a player who doesn’t shy away from a challenge which would endear him to the Newcastle United faithful very quickly. With all the attacking players being linked with a move to the Northeast, a midfield lynchpin could be beneficial and Onana fits the bill.
The former Manchester City centre-back played a key role in the heart of the Fulham defence last season as they secured promotion to the Premier League.
However, he has just one year left on his current deal and it means that clubs are now circling in a bid to snare the talented young defender away from Craven Cottage. He’s incredibly composed in possession and it’s an attribute that the ‘Magpies’ will be looking to add to their side. A move for Tosin Adarabioyo would not be surprising.
The midfielder has left Manchester United and is available on a free transfer, but his wages are believed to be the main stumbling block in any potential move. It’s alleged that Newcastle United (3/1) are still interested in the English midfielder but they are facing stiff competition from West Ham United (4/9 favourites), where Lingard has previously been on loan.
Whilst money may be an issue, adding a player who possesses the experience of Lingard can only be positive at a time of transition when you’re looking to push up the table. There are lots of variables that may ultimately mean this doesn’t happen, but any move should be welcomed.
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