January 27, 2023

With the January 2023 transfer window open, we’re rounding up the deals made by Newcastle, plus the players linked with moves in and out of St James’ Park.

Howe chills talk about Fernandez against Newcastle

Newcastle head coach Eddie Hoe has cooled the conversation, the club could sign the Argentine star Enzo Fernandez – by saying that the midfielder would be too expensive for him.

The 21-year-old star, signed by Benfica, has been one of the breakout stars of the 2022 World Cup, with Magpies legend Alan Shearer begging the club to sign him on live TV.

“I know him and I know him, but I think the transfer fee is a bit high,” Howe said of Fernandez.

“I apologize to Alan for not seeing his TV comments about Fernandez, I think I was on the other channel!

“I don’t think you ever analyze the World Cup and sign a player based on that performance. There is an enormous amount of work involved in signing a player.

“You never use four weeks to sign a player. That doesn’t mean we won’t use the World Cup as a recruiting tool to look at players, but just on those performances? We wouldn’t.”

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Newcastle head coach Eddie Howe has downplayed calls to sign Argentina’s Enzo Fernandez

Who has Newcastle been linked to?

Memphis Depay – Newcastle are interested in signing Memphis Depay from Barcelona and could buy him for just £9 million (Daily mail23 December).

Barcelona's Memphis Depay left Man Utd in 2017 after a two-year stay
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Memphis Depay could be available for a bargain price

Azzedine Ounahi – Serie A side Napoli join the race to sign Angers and Morocco midfielder Ounahi, who has been linked with Premier League clubs Leicester and Newcastle (Daily mail23 December).

Marcus Thuram — Allan Saint-Maximin hopes French World Cup star Thuram turns down a move to Liverpool and joins Newcastle (Daily mail23 December).

Adrian Rabit – Newcastle have reportedly fallen behind Premier League rivals Tottenham for the signing of France international and Juventus midfielder Rabiot (Newcastle ChronicleDecember 22).

Sofyan Amrabat – Tottenham, Chelsea, Liverpool, West Ham, Newcastle and Atletico Madrid are among those eyeing Amrabat’s future (Daily Mail, December 16).

Job Bellingham – Newcastle are interested in Jude Bellingham’s younger brother Jobe and could make a transfer to the 17-year-old Birmingham midfielder (TeamTalkDecember 15).

Mykhaylo Mudryk – Arsenal are in a bidding war with Newcastle and a number of other Premier League clubs for top target Mudryk (The sunDecember 15).

Milan Skriniar – Tottenham and Newcastle have been linked with a move from the Slovakia international whose Inter Milan contract expires at the end of the season (SubwayDecember 19).

Youssoufa Moukoko – Newcastle are said to be just one of the clubs interested in signing 18-year-old Borussia Dortmund striker Youssoufa Moukoko, who is out of contract in the summer and is free next month to discuss his future with any suitors discuss (ChronicleDecember 19).

The players came in connection with a departure from Newcastle

Chris Wood – Kiwi striker Chris Wood has been linked with a move to Leeds almost a year after joining the Magpies from Burnley, though the 31-year-old insists he is committed to Newcastle (Chroniclethe 20th of December).

Jay Turner Cook – Newcastle are considering possible loan destinations for highly rated teenage midfielder Turner-Cook, who signed for Sunderland youth club in 2021 (Daily mailDecember 19).

Confirmed signings from Newcastle

No.

Confirmed departure from Newcastle

No.

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