Transfer news: Newcastle United linked with several players to overhaul their squad in January

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Transfer news: Newcastle United are reportedly looking to overhaul their squad and have been linked with several players in this January transfer window. 

After taking over the club’s ownership, the Saudi owned company has revealed that they have big ambitions with the Magpies. And they want to fight for the big prizes in future. 

Therefore, the Tyneside club is looking to bolster their squad in this winter transfer window to stay in the English top-flight football next season. Newcastle United are currently under a lot of pressure this season. As they are currently sitting in 19th place with 11 points in 19 games. 

After disappointing results under the former manager Steve Bruce, the Magpies decided to dismiss the 61-year-old and appoint Eddie Howe. But, results haven’t changed under the new manager. 

Therefore, Howe’s side is keen on making the most out of this January transfer window to sign some talented players to keep their place in the Premier League for next season. 

Transfer news: Newcastle United linked with several players in January

Ludovic Blas:

According to the report, Newcastle United are keeping tabs on the FC Nantes forward as they are looking to reinforce their attacking department in this transfer window. Watford is another Premier League club that is interested in the Frenchman. 

The 24-years-old is enjoying a productive season with the Ligue 1 side, scoring seven goals and assisting one time in 19 league appearances. The forward operates mainly from the wide areas. And the former Liverpool midfielder Pedro Chirivella has stated that the Frenchman is more talented than Mohamed Salah. 

Chris Smalling:

The Magpies are actively pursuing a new centre-back as they have already been priced out on several occasions. Lille defender Sven Botman was their priority signing but the French club is not interested in selling their star man. AS Monaco defender Benoit Badiashile was the other option they were pursuing but that deal is also looking complicated. 

Therefore, as per the report in Italy. Newcastle United have switched their attention towards the former Manchester United defender Chris Smalling. Eddie Howe’s side has reportedly offered around £12 million for England International. But it is highly unlikely that José Mourinho will grant the departure of a key member of his defence, midway through the season. Specifically when the offer is not that lucrative. 

Stephy Mavididi:

The former Arsenal player is currently playing for Ligue 1 outfit Montpellier. The 23-years-old is enjoying a stellar campaign with the French club, scoring six goals and notching up three assists in 18 league appearances. 

According to the report, Mavididi has attracted attention from the Magpies after displaying a terrific performance so far this season. The report further claims that the 23-years-old’s younger is playing for the Tyneside club’s youth team. And he could be an important part of pursuing his older brother to join the St. James’ Park stadium. 

Apart from Howe’s side, Brighton & Hove Albion and Crystal Palace are also monitoring the youngster’s performance in this campaign. 

Transfer News: Can Newcastle United sign all of their targets?

The 23-years-old is also a wide forward and has an eye for scoring goals and producing goal-scoring opportunities for his fellow team members. 

Meanwhile, the Magpies fans were optimistic at the start of the January transfer window that their side would make some big signings that will help them survive the relegation this season. 

But, after halfway through the month, they have only managed to sign a right-back, Kieran Trippier. And a forward Chris Wood who has scored only three goals in this season. So, this will be extremely tough for the toons to sign all of their targets in this short time and save their season. Therefore, it will be interesting to see what the future holds for the richest club in the world. 

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