The Telegraph reports that Newcastle has identified a Nottingham Forest player as a possible Miguel Almiron replacement.
If Miguel Almiron decides to join Saudi side Al-Shabab, Newcastle United is reportedly considering a late bid for Morgan Gibbs-White of Nottingham Forest, according to Luke Edwards of The Telegraph.
He discloses that the recruitment team of the club has been keeping a close eye on the 23-year-old and has given him extra credit for his superb performance during their 3-1 victory at St. James’ Park on Boxing Day.
Although it’s believed that a deal would be extremely difficult to accomplish this month should Almiron depart, Forest is “likely to resist any late bid,” and he appears to be high on our list of possible replacements.
— Luke Edwards (@LukeEdwardsTele) January 22, 2024
Edwards maintains that although negotiations are expected to continue over the next few days, claims of an agreement between Newcastle and Al-Shabab are unfounded. In the event that a January agreement cannot be reached, the Saudi Pro League team is anticipated to re-engage during the summer.
The Telegraph also notes that any funds collected from outgoings this month may facilitate a transfer for Amadou Onana of Everton or another target in midfield; Khephren Thuram, Ederson, and Manu Kone are also being considered.