Newcastle are ‘aware’ of their Premier League rivals’ plans after a transfer approach from Manchester City was turned down.
NEWCASTLE has made their first January signing.
Newcastle are reportedly ‘aware’ of a relegation-fighting strategy being used by their Premier League rivals.
Eddie Howe has already confirmed his first January signing, Kieran Trippier, and is rumored to be looking for more foreign deals.
In a deal worth around £12 million plus add-ons, Trippier has joined St James’ Park from Atletico Madrid.
The 31-year-old spent two and a half years with the La Liga club before returning to Newcastle to aid the club’s fight for survival.
Newcastle’s first foray into the transfer market under their new owners is significant.
The Magpies were purchased by a consortium led by the Saudi Public Investment Fund in October.
It means they will be able to spend a lot of money in January.
That is a distinct advantage for Howe, whose team is currently 19th in the Premier League and has only won once this season.
And it’s been made clear how they’ll approach the remainder of the transfer window, with Newcastle reportedly being ‘aware’ of other clubs’ dealings.
The Independent reports that the Tyneside club is aware that their Premier League rivals do not want to sell their players to them.
Premier League clubs have remained adamant that they do not want to bolster Howe’s squad, despite the fact that they have the financial means to do so.
As a result, Newcastle will adopt a very different transfer strategy than Manchester City, whose 2008 takeover has been compared to the one completed by the Amanda Staveley-led consortium.
Between 2008 and 2011, City attempted to recruit the best players from all of the teams that were competing for trophies at the time.
Carlos Tevez was signed despite Manchester United agreeing to extend his loan from West Ham.
Arsenal’s Samir Nasri arrived.
Chelsea’s Wayne Bridge has been acquired.
Meanwhile, Robinho was signed from Real Madrid, with whom City hoped to compete for the Champions League.
Newcastle, on the other hand, will not be able to follow that path.
Instead, after securing Trippier’s transfer from Atletico Madrid, they may turn their attention to the international market more frequently.
Sven Botman, a Lille defender, has been heavily linked.
Newcastle have conceded 42 goals in 19 league games, so defensive signings are a must.
Trippier has come in to fill the void at right-back, and Howe is hoping that the former Tottenham player can help the team.
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