With Mike Ashley finally out and the takeover of the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund, Newcastle have become the richest club in the world. They now look to make their mark on the Premier League with several signings in the January transfer window.
With Eddie Howe taking charge of the Magpies, he will want to strengthen his squad as they begin to fight for survival in the Premier League. In this article, let us look at some of the players that Newcastle United could sign in the January transfer window.
Here are the players that Newcastle United could sign in the January transfer window.
8. Nathan Ake
Ake, 26, has struggled to break into Manchester City’s side of late. The Netherlands international joined City from Bournemouth in 2020.
The Toon need a centre-back. They have done since last summer, when numerous reports said Steve Bruce wanted a centre-back and a midfielder.
None surfaced. Now they have the cash, and are expected to spend in January. If a centre-back is to be signed, a left-footed one would be ideal.
7. Alexandre Lacazette
The French striker looks certain to be a hot property during the opening months of 2022. Newcastle’s love for a traditional No.9 is well known and Lacazette would be an upgrade on the club’s current options.
The Frenchman is out of favour under Mikel Arteta and he’s now deemed surplus to requirements at the Emirates. Lacazette is out of contract at the end of the season and discussions over an extension ended without an agreement.
6. Philippe Coutinho
Arguably the highest-profile player on this list, Coutinho would be a calculated gamble. The Barcelona man is out of favour in Spain and the club are desperate to offload his wages as they continue to struggle financially.
The Premier League is also where the Brazilian has previously played his best football. Nonetheless, Coutinho is low on confidence and might not be the right player to build a team around.