“Excellent”: Amanda Staveley teases a transfer to Newcastle United as a £75 million Premier League pair is connected.
Despite only having lost one senior player thus far, Newcastle United is facing a critical last few days of the January transfer window.
This week, Amanda Staveley, a co-owner of Newcastle, hinted about a meeting with the club’s leadership on Instagram. She shared a photo of the dining room at Alnwick Castle with the message, “It’s wonderful to be back at the glorious Alnwick 🖤🤍.”
Currently closed to the public, Alnwick Castle lies 34 miles north of Newcastle. However, the owners of Newcastle have utilized it as a venue for urgent meetings pertaining to sponsorship, money, strategy, and transfers. The ‘We Are Newcastle United’ documentary on Amazon included some of these conversations from the previous season.
Newcastle chairman and governor of the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund, Yasir Al-Rumayyan, has also been in the region this week with important choices to be made, in addition to Staveley and Mehrdad Ghodoussi. The deadline for transfers is February 1.
Newcastle is currently tenth in the Premier League standings and has not added any players to the first team during this transfer window. Javier Manquillo left the team on a free transfer to join Celta Vigo, marking the only senior departure.
However, in recent weeks, there has been an increase in the transfer links, especially with regard to exits. While Miguel Almiron, who is eager to stay on Tyneside, has drawn interest from the Saudi Pro League with an agreement in place with Al Shabab, Kieran Trippier has been extensively linked to a move to Bayern Munich; however, his enthusiasm has since cooled.
In addition, a number of teams, including AC Milan, Chelsea, Manchester United, and Atletico Madrid, have been connected to Hide Ad Callum Wilson. Besiktas, a Turkish team, has also shown a lot of interest in Captain Jamaal Lascelles.
Newcastle’s chances of making any big additions during this transfer window are mostly limited to selling a player.
According to The Telegraph, Everton’s Amadou Onana has become a target for The Magpies after West Ham United acquired Kalvin Phillips. The Toffees paid £33 million to recruit Onana from Lille in 2022, but after receiving two profit and sustainability charges and a 10-point deduction this season, they might be inclined to cash in and raise money.
Nottingham Forest, who recently signed Morgan Gibbs-White for £42 million, is another team facing pressure from PSR. Newcastle is interested in Gibbs-White as they try to strengthen their midfield options. Depending on which player departs Newcastle, a move for each player represents a significantly different midfield option.