After their FA Cup exit, Newcastle have informed Sven Botman and Diego Carlos that they may not sign in January.
NEWCASTLE were knocked out of the FA Cup on Saturday, and the club has been warned that the result could have transfer market ramifications.
Due to the nature of their FA Cup exit on Saturday, Newcastle has been warned that signings like Diego Carlos and Sven Botman this month may have made it more difficult for them to improve their defense.
Cambridge United, who were 16th in League One, knocked out the Magpies at St James’ Park thanks to a goal from Joe Ironside.
Eddie Howe’s side needed a win in the FA Cup after winning just one Premier League match all season, and he only made three changes from their previous match.
Despite having Allan Saint-Maximin and new signing Kieran Trippier start, they struggled at home to Cambridge and were dumped out of the competition.
Newcastle are hoping to improve their chances of avoiding relegation to the Championship by making a slew of January signings, including Trippier, who was signed from Atletico Madrid for £12 million plus add-ons this week.
Following Trippier, the Tyneside outfit’s next priority will be to sign a centre-back, possibly two if Howe’s wish is granted.
They want Carlos from Sevilla and Botman from Lille.
Signing both players could cost up to £60 million, with Newcastle rumored to have made offers for both players that were turned down by their respective clubs.
After the defeat to Cambridge, Premier League winner Chris Sutton, a former strike partner of Newcastle legend Alan Shearer at Blackburn, is concerned about their chances of signing the pair.
“It’s OK knowing the league,” Sutton said on BT Sport Score. “They need good defenders.”
“I just wonder if Carlos and Botman look at the Newcastle line-up and think to themselves, ‘Really? Do I want to be going there?’
“Of course, money is important, but do you want to be relegated to the Championship with all the money in the world?”
“This is one of the best days in Cambridge’s history to go to Newcastle and play in the way that they did,” added the former Norwich, Blackburn, Chelsea, and Celtic striker.
This was not a Newcastle under-23 squad.
“Eddie Howe gave it his all.
It was a fantastic victory.
They were, without a doubt, fantastic.
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