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.
James Tarkowski is a name that has been continually linked with a switch to Tyneside in recent weeks and he’s priced now 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.
With plenty of competition at Manchester United for first team places, 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 minutes 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 Callum Wilson 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.
Donny van de Beek
And on the subject of struggling for game time at Manchester United, Donny van de Beek has cut a frustrated figure at Old Trafford ever since his switch from Ajax in the summer of 2020. The Dutchman has managed just 15 minutes of Premier League action this season as the time of writing.
You’d have to imagine the 24 year old will be looking for more regular game time at this stage of his career and although they’ll face competition from the likes of Everton and Wolves, Newcastle’s new found riches may give them the upper hand if they wish to secure his signature in January.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been an important member of Jurgen Klopp’s terrific Liverpool side in the last few seasons, but at 28 years old and having not featured for England since 2019, he may feel that this is a good time for a change in his career.
Rather than continuing to be a rotation option for Klopp, the former Southampton man may see a move to Newcastle as an opportunity to become a lynchpin for a side looking to establish themselves higher up the table. As with every player on this list though, their will be plenty of stiff competition for his signature.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is still a key member of Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal squad, but at 32 and with only 18 months remaining on his contract, could the Gunners be tempted to cash in on any big-money offers that come in for the Gabonese star this January?
For Newcastle, Aubameyang would essentially guarantee goals. He’s managed 92 in 159 in all competitions for Arsenal and his experience at a high level with both the Gunners and with German club Borussia Dortmund would prove vital for a club in Newcastle’s unique position.
Raheem Sterling appears to have fallen out of favour with Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola to some extent this season and as such, rumours are circulating regarding a possible departure from the Etihad either this January or at the end of the season.
The problem for Newcastle on this front, is that competition for Sterling is likely to be high. Barcelona are reportedly interested in the England international while the likes of Tottenham, Real Madrid and Arsenal are also considered to be in the running – although the former two are priced further out that Newcastle in this particular market.
Jude Bellingham would be a smart signing for Newcastle either this January or in the summer. Not only is Bellingham supremely talented and confident, he’s also still very young and has enough time to become a legendary figure at St James’ Park if he can become a lynchpin for them over several years.
Borussia Dortmund don’t seem to be in a rush to sell their newest superstar, but with the funds available to Newcastle, could a move for Bellingham be the eye-catching move they choose to announce their arrival on the big stage?