Alex Witsel, a transfer target for Newcastle, is’set to say goodbye,’ with a January deal on the cards.


Alex Witsel, a transfer target for Newcastle, is’set to say goodbye,’ with a January deal on the cards.

Newcastle has been linked with a number of high-profile signings in the run-up to the January transfer window.

Axel Witsel, who has been linked with a January move to Newcastle, is reportedly preparing to say his goodbyes to his teammates at Borussia Dortmund.

Following the Saudi-backed takeover of the Magpies last month, several big names have been linked with the club.

Since taking over the Tyneside outfit from Mike Ashley on October 7, the club’s new owners have been busy.

A fortnight after purchasing the club, they parted ways with unpopular former boss Steve Bruce.

Supporters saw Bruce as a symbol of Mike Ashley’s tumultuous reign.

After a lengthy search for a new head coach, he was replaced by Eddie Howe.

Newcastle will also appoint a director of football to oversee the club’s sporting operations.

With the January window approaching, that figure may have a busy first few weeks.

Aaron Ramsey, Eden Hazard, and even PSG forward Kylian Mbappe have all been linked with a move to Howe’s side.

Witsel, a Belgian international who joined Dortmund from Tianjin Tianhai in 2018, has been a key player for Dortmund.

He’s appeared in 124 games for the club, including all 12 Bundesliga games this season.

The 32-year-old is, however, open to leaving, according to German outlet Sport1.

Despite his current contract expiring in June 2022, there has been no movement on a new contract.

With 120 caps for Belgium, Witsel would bring a wealth of experience to Howe’s squad.

However, the former Bournemouth manager, who was forced to miss his first game in charge due to Covid-19, has dismissed talk of new signings.

Following the £305 million takeover, director Amanda Staveley promised that the club’s squad would be bolstered with ‘world-class’ players.

“It’s a waste of time to plan too far ahead.”

All the reports linking Newcastle to this player or that player don’t help the players who are here reading them.

“I would advise people not to speculate excessively.”

My only focus right now is the team.”

“If you watch my Bournemouth teams, we always tried to be on the front foot, play brave attacking football,” he said when asked about the style of football his team will play.

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