Newcastle United January transfer targets

The January transfer window swung open a few days ago and Newcastle United have already been linked with several players. I think we need to be looking for at least one defender and one midfielder. In this article, I will be looking over three potential transfers for Newcastle.

Target 1
The first player Newcastle have been linked with is Chelsea’s Ruben Loftus-Cheek. He is a young, energetic player who can play up and down the pitch. He is capable of playing anywhere across the midfield, both attacking and defensive and would be a good replacement/partner for Shelvey. However, he must improve his work rate and off the ball skills. The deep-lying playmaker has found his playing time restricted under new boss Antonio Conte but playing games for Newcastle would really improve his game. The young starlet has already been likened to Michael Ballack and has a very bright future ahead. Source: Bleacher Report

Target 2
According to many reports, Newcastle have put in a loan bid for Everton midfielder, Tom Cleverley. Again this is another fringe player who hasn’t gotten enough game time at their respective club. The 27-year-old would be a welcome replacement for below average midfielder Jack Colback. The ex-Manchester United player would be ideal for the Championship and would, in my opinion, thrive in England’s second tier. At the minute, it looks like just a loan deal but with an option to buy if promotion is achieved. Source: The Chronicle

Target 3
The last (and most audacious) target is Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson. The English striker scored five goals last season and is currently sitting on three goals this campaign. He is already proven in the Championship, racking up a tally of 20 goals in the 2014/15 season. I don’t believe this transfer is going to happen as he’s very important to Bournemouth and I’m not sure he’ll want to drop down a division as he’s already getting game time in the Premier League. Source: Sky Sports

Feature Image credit: Martin Le Roy



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