Newcastle United go big in January transfer window

Newcastle United

Premier League side Newcastle United spared no expense this January transfer window as they made up to 5 additions. With the Magpies not faring very well in the league and undergoing a £305,000,000 Saudi-led takeover in October, attempts to reinforce their squad were successful.

Eddie Howe’s side completed 2 signings on deadline day as well. So far, it can be safely said that Newcastle have filled in the gaps with quality additions as they battle against relegation.

They were, however, unable to add a second attacker to their shopping list – missing out on Reims forward Hugo Ekiteke. Nonetheless, it was still a fruitful window for the Magpies.

Kieran Trippier (Atletico Madrid – £12,000,000)

First up, Kieran Trippier was the first addition to St. James’ Park. He makes a return to English football following a successful spell in Spain with Atletico Madrid. The 31-year-old penned a two-and-a-half-year deal and is Howe’s first senior signing. Since arriving, the Englishman has already settled in and has made an immediate impact.

Trippier grabbed the Man of the Match award when the Magpies took on Leeds United and won 1-0. Given his attributes at right-back, he will have a major role to play in this ongoing rebuild.

Chris Wood (Burnley – £25,000,000)

In the game against the Red Devils last month, marksman Callum Wilson injured his calf. It was a serious blow for the Magpies and they were on the lookout for a suitable replacement. Gaffer Eddie Howe identified Burnley man Chris Wood as the perfect option. The forward is contract to Newcastle till 2024.

Wood was a debutant in the Magpies’ 1-1 draw against Watford. Knowing his caliber, he will looking to build on his 3 goals at Burnley this term.

Bruno Guimaraes (Lyon – £33,000,000 + add-ons)

Coming in third was Brazilian talent, Bruno Guimaraes. Eddie Howe’s side paid big money for the midfielder and have gotten themselves an absolute bargain. He made the move from French outfit Lyon on Sunday.

The 24-year-old signed a four-and-a-half-year contract on Tyneside. He will be joining his new colleagues upon returning from international duty with Brazil later this week.

Matt Targett (Aston Villa – Loan)

After 3 major signings, it seemed as things had settled down in St. James’ Park. However, it was not until the deadline that Newcastle treated fans to their 4th addition. Joining in from Aston Villa, Matt Targett penned a loan that will last till the end of the season.

The Magpies were lacking quality at left-back. It needed strengthening and Howe brought in a player with both quality and experience. Targett has registered 17 appearances for Villa this term. A versatile defender, he can play at wing-back or even in a back-three.

Dan Burn (Brighton & Hove Albion – £13,000,000)

Another deadline addition, Newcastle swooped up another versatile defender, Brighton’s Dan Burn. A towering presence in any backline, the Englishman signed for the Magpies in a deal worth around £13,000,000.

Burn will have to compete with players like Fabian Schar, Jamaal Lascelles, Federico Fernandez, and Ciaran Clark for a spot in the heart of the Newcastle defense.

Newcastle United Transfers out

Rosaire Longelo joins Accrington Stanley on a permanent deal.

Joe White signs for Hartlepool on loan.

Freddie Woodman moves to Bournemouth on loan.

Matt Bondswell pens a loan contract with Shrewsbury Town.

Elliot Anderson makes a move to Bristol Rovers on loan.

Matt Longstaff has been loaned out to Mansfield Town.

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