Newcastle’s new owners are expected to splash the cash this January in a bid to keep the team in the Premier League – but who could be coming through the doors at St James’ Park? Get the latest Newcastle odds in the ‘Club After January Transfer Window’ market here.
Central defence has been a problem area for Newcastle this season and one man who has been pencilled in as a potential solution is 21 year old Dutch defender Sven Botman.
A key player at centre-back for French Ligue 1 club Lille, Botman is a commanding figure at 6’5 and would bring some presence to the Magpies’ backline, but with les Dogues having alreay rejected two bids for his services, Newcastle will likely need to break the transfer record to bring him in this January.
The only other player that’s currently odds-on to move to St James’ Park is Norwich City’s Todd Cantwell. A graceful attacking midfielder, the 23 year old fits the profile of player that manager Eddie Howe enjoyed working with at his previous club AFC Bournemouth as well.
Although not in the best form for the Canaries this season, Cantwell has shown glimpses of his ability and now could be the perfect time for a change of scenery and direction in his career, with the St James’ Park faithful sure to take to his attractive style of play.
If the Sven Botman deal falls through, then Eddie Howe also seems very interested in Sevilla defender Diego Carlos, who has featured 19 times so far this season for Los Nervionenses.
Formerly of Nantes and Portuguese side Estoril, the Brazilian defender would bring more experience than Botman at 28 and with over 200 appearances to his name and is unlikely to cost as much as the Dutchman as a result, although he does seem to be the club’s second choice in this area at the moment.
James Tarkowski is a name that has been continually linked with a switch to Tyneside in recent weeks and he’s still priced at just 5/4 to join the Magpies in the January window as Eddie Howe looks to strengthen his defence for the run-in.
The Burnley defender has racked up almost 200 appearances at Turf Moor now and will bring a combination of experience and quality that could help to create a more rigid base for Howe’s attacking talents to build upon.
Aaron Ramsey has found himself struggling for game time at Juventus this season, appearing in just three Serie A fixtures at the time of writing. His quality has still been evident in his appearances for Wales however and he’s scored in recent Red Dragons matches against Belarus and Czech Republic.
The 30 year old may be eyeing a return to the Premier League at this stage of his career and he’d be certain of getting regular games if he could remain fit – an issue that has plagued him throughout his time with both Juventus and Arsenal.
Having struggled for playing time at Manchester United, Jesse Lingard enjoyed a terrific loan spell at West Ham United in the latter stages of this season and as he struggles once again for regular football at Old Trafford, could Lingard be tempted by a move away from the club?
With his pace and direct running, Lingard could fit in perfectly alongside the likes of Allan Saint-Maximin and with his experience of playing for one of England’s biggest clubs, he could be the kind of player to help Newcastle United in their new quest to join the elite of the Premier League.
Newcastle next club odds
You can find an extensive list of the realistic Newcastle transfer odds for January. All of the above are available in the ‘Club after January Transfer window’ although please be wary that some of these markets include loans and others don’t.
There’s also a handful of players that aren’t included here as a move to St James’ Park seems unlikely, but just click through to any of the links below and head to the transfer specials section of the site to get the bookmaker’s full list of players that they’re offering this market on.