Newcastle have had a formidable first half of their Premier League marketing campaign, at the moment sitting third only one level off Manchester Metropolis.
However regardless of their pleasing season, the Magpies are conserving tabs on a lot of potential recruits of their bid to spice up their squad within the first full season beneath their new house owners.
Since their £300million taken over by the Saudi Arabian consortium again in October 2021, soccer followers have been anticipating them to be splashing the money huge time within the final two home windows.
The Magpies introduced in club-record signing Alexander Isak from Actual Sociedad for £60million in the summertime, in addition to £35million ace Sven Botman from Lille.
However Newcastle have additionally been shrewd, demonstrating an eye fixed for a discount, somewhat than merely chasing huge names.
2022’s January window proved to be a productive month too, with Newcastle bringing in Kieran Trippier from Atletico Madrid, Chris Wooden, Bruno Guimaraes and Dan Burn.
Rewinding to the beginning of the 2021/22 season, it could’ve been loopy to suppose that Newcastle at the moment are recurrently linked with soccer’s hottest prospects.
So which stars might the Magpies make a swoop for this month?
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Scott McTominay (Manchester United)
Purple Devils midfielder McTominay has began simply 9 instances this season beneath new supervisor Erik ten Hag.
And regardless of just lately expressing his want to earn an everyday spot within the beginning XI, a transfer to St. James’ Park could possibly be finest for the 26-year-old.
Newcastle are apparently all for signing McTominay – who has two-and-a-half years left on his present deal – as they give the impression of being to bolster their midfield choices.
However the Magpies may need to supply a reasonably penny for the star, given Man United will not be eager on letting their star go their rivals.
Leandro Trossard (Brighton)
talkSPORT understands Brighton have knowledgeable Leandro Trossard they’re taking on the additional 12 months’s possibility in his contract to fend off January curiosity from Chelsea and Newcastle.
The clause ties Belgium star Trossard, who has scored 25 targets in 116 Premier League video games, down till the summer time of 2024.
The Seagulls are hoping to persuade Trossard to signal a brand new long-term deal to keep away from being compelled to money in on the finish of the season.
Brighton’s former switch guru Dan Ashworth, now director of soccer at Newcastle, is conserving a detailed eye on the state of affairs, although, however the Magpies additionally face competitors from Chelsea.
James Madison (Leicester)
Foxes playmaker Maddison was the topic of a failed £50million bid from the Magpies in the summertime.
Eddie Howe hasn’t given up on the England worldwide although.
The transfer for Maddison – who’s at the moment out injured with a knee harm – could have to attend till the summer time as a result of Monetary Honest Play guidelines and the price Leicester will seemingly need for his or her midfielder.
However not all hope is misplaced, in keeping with switch skilled Fabrizio Romano, regardless of no concrete negotiations proper now.
Ivan Fresneda (Actual Valladolid)
Teenage Valladoid right-back Fresneda has been closely linked with the Magpies this January.
Previously of Actual Madrid’s youth academy, Newcastle’s scouts have watched the Spanish teenager many instances.
Whereas his contract is not up till 2025, Newcastle sees him as somebody who can study from Trippier and later change into a key participant within the workforce.
He is additionally being monitored by Juventus and Borussia Dortmund.
Youri Tielemans (Leicester)
In addition to Maddison, Newcastle are additionally eager on one other Foxes midfielder: Tielemans.
The Belgian has been closely linked with a transfer to Premier League leaders Arsenal.
Nevertheless, with Emile Smith Rowe coming back from harm, the Gunners could not want any extra midfielders.
With Tielemans prone to be obtainable for a lowered price with simply six months remaining on his contract on the King Energy, now could be an excellent time for Newcastle to snap him up.
Chelsea midfielder Jorginho has just lately emerged as a switch goal for fellow Premier League facet Newcastle.
The 31-year-old faces an unsure future at Stamford Bridge, along with his contract set to run out in the summertime.
There’s a probability he might go away within the coming weeks, with Newcastle reportedly displaying an curiosity in him.
The Every day Mail declare Jorginho is a ‘prime goal’ for Howe’s facet within the January switch window.
Marcus Thuram (Borussia Monchengladbach)
Newcastle star Allan Saint-Maximin expressed his want for France World Cup ace and compatriot Thuram to signal for Newcastle and even admitted he’d tried to steer his pal to hitch.
The 25-year-old, son of former France legend, Lillian, is out of contract with Monchengladbach on the finish of the season.
The ahead is anticipated to be obtainable for a cut-price price of £10million on this month’s switch window given the expiry of his contract.
Thuram has netted 13 instances and assisted 4 targets in 17 appearances this season within the Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal.
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