5 transfer targets for Newcastle United in January

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Aaron Ramsey

These five players have linked with a move to St. James’ Park in January

After the £300m takeover of Newcastle United, the Magpies are expected to splurge a lot of cash in the January transfer window. The English club have already brought in former Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe and will be looking to bring in players soon.

Newcastle are also facing relegation and which puts them in dire need of reinforcements to boost their chances of remaining in the English top flight. A number of names have been linked with a move to St. James’ Park. While many of these players will not be looking forward to fighting a relegation battle with Newcastle, they would be enticed by the big wages the club would offer.

Here are five players that have linked with a move to Newcastle in January.

1. Aaron Ramsey

It has been reported that Eddie Howe wants to make Ramsey one of his first signings. However, he will face stiff competition from Everton, who also want to land the Juventus midfielder. Aaron Ramsey commands a £400,000-a-week salary at Juventus and will reportedly cost Everton or Newcastle £42m in wages, even if he joins on a free transfer in January.

Aaron Ramsey

2. Axel Witsel

The Belgian midfielder is another player that Newcastle are looking to sign. The 32-year-old is an experienced central midfielder and would add a lot to the current Newcastle squad. Axel Witsel could bid Borussia Dortmund farewell ahead of a possible January transfer.

Axel Witsel
Axel Witsel

3. Umar Sadiq

Nigerian striker Umar Sadiq has been linked to a dozen clubs after his blistering form in the Spanish second division. Almeria have reportedly set a £60m price tag for Umar Sadiq. Newcastle United are lacking goals this season and will look to land the Nigeria striker as soon as possible.

Umar Sadiq
Umar Sadiq

4. Kieran Trippier

Media reports have suggested that Eddie Howe is eager to sign Atletico Madrid defender Kieran Trippier to the club next year. The right-back was strongly linked with joining Manchester United over the summer, but the Red Devils could not reach an agreement with Atletico over a transfer fee. Newcastle United have the money and would possibly sign Trippier in January.

 Kieran Trippier
Kieran Trippier

5. Darwin Nunez

Last month, it was reported that Newcastle have entered the race to sign Benfica striker Darwin Nunez. However, the Magpies will face competition from Real Madrid and Man City, who are also looking to sign the Uruguayan. Nonetheless, Newcastle United will be willing to spend more than City or Madrid in this window, and could reach an agreement with Benfica soon.

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