Sources from the media on Friday night suggested Newcastle United were working on adding new members to the club’s midfield squad.
Wood follows Trippier
The topic of transfers has certainly been in the headlines at St James’ Park over the past two weeks.
That’s because the newly formed magpies finally have a chance to flex their financial muscle, backed by the dizzying wealth of Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund.
The long-awaited first signing of the Saudi era was made official late last week in the form of Kieran Trippier’s arrival from Spanish giants Atletico Madrid.
The goalkeeper already has extensive Premier League experience thanks to his spells at Burnley and Tottenham and is understood to have brought Newcastle back and About £12m plus bonuses.
✍️ Newcastle United are delighted to announce the signing of Kieran Trippier from Atletico Madrid on a two-and-a-half-year contract!
— Newcastle United (@NUFC) January 7, 2022
Then, last Thursday, a second winter arrival at St James’ Park was also confirmed.
The player who followed Trippier to Newcastle?Burnley killer Chris Wood, in rumor £25m deal.
All black and white. 🇳🇿
welcome, @officialcwood! ⚫️⚪️
— Newcastle United (@NUFC) January 13, 2022
However, Tyneside’s winter transfer business looks far from done.
Of course, Eddie Howe’s side are still in the heat of the Premier League relegation battle and are second to last, having managed just one win so far throughout the season.
And, as mentioned above, Friday shed new light on the St James transfer’s efforts to further add to Howe’s first-team squad.
The information is provided by journalist Jacques Talbot, who reports that Newcastle have turned their attention to Ligue 1 as they look for fresh blood in the middle of the park.
The search brought the Magpies to Nantes and, more specifically, midfield standout Ludovic Blas.
Blass, 24, has scored eight not-too-bad goals in 20 games in all competitions so far this season, and the Premier League’s richest club has even signed Nantes over his signing. Discussion started.
However, the Geordies have joined other relegation candidates Watford in the hunt for Blass, and the Hornets are too hard to get a deal:
EXCLUSIVE: Learn Newcastle and Watford are in talks to sign Ligue 1 star Ludovic Blas
— Jacques Talbot (@jac_talbot) January 14, 2022
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