If Southampton’s controversial demand is met, Manchester United, Newcastle United, and Tottenham Hotspur could suffer the most.

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If Southampton’s controversial demand is met, Manchester United, Newcastle United, and Tottenham Hotspur may bear the brunt of the consequences.

Manchester United, Newcastle United, and Tottenham Hotspur are expected to be the most active transfer window spenders in January.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, Premier League clubs’ schedules have been constantly disrupted over the winter, with some clubs having as many as four games postponed as the January transfer window approaches.

And, following reports that Southampton was pushing to prevent January signings from playing in rescheduled games, those who were most active in the transfer window will be concerned that their new stars will be unable to play in the coming weeks.

As a result of Covid’s riotous behavior over the holiday season, 17 games have been rescheduled for later dates.

In an apocalyptic restructure of the Premier League calendar, after Brighton vs Tottenham was postponed on December 12, six more games were postponed just five days later.

As the league took a turn for the worse, some people suffered more than others.

Chelsea and Manchester City have yet to have a game called off, thanks to their incredible squad depth and quality, with City winning every league game during that time.

Burnley, on the other hand, has the most postponed games with four, while Tottenham, Leicester, Watford, and Everton each have three.

And with Southampton pushing for clubs that have made – or plan to make – signings during the window to be barred from fielding their new signings in the rearranged fixtures, it could spell bad news for some clubs if the rule is implemented.

Newcastle are unquestionably in that category.

Due to COVID-19 issues in their squad, the Magpies had games against Southampton and Everton postponed either side of New Year’s Day.

With the signing of right-back Kieran Trippier announced on Friday morning, as well as reports of interest in Lille defender Sven Botman and Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard, the new ruling will have a significant impact on Eddie Howe’s side.

Without their new talents, the team with the league’s joint-worst defense could lose two very winnable games against the division’s bottom half.

United may be in jeopardy.

Prior to Christmas, the Red Devils had games against Brentford and Brighton postponed, before losing convincingly to Wolves and drawing with Newcastle in the last fortnight.

Midfielders are involved.

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