What Should We Expect From Newcastle On Deadline Day And Is There A Surprise In The Works?

Newcastle usually don’t do much business on transfer deadline day though the last two windows did see them make moves on the final day. This past January, Newcastle brought in Miguel Almiron from Atlanta United for a then record fee of £20.5m.

The previous summer window saw Federico Fernandez arrive from Swansea for £6m on deadline day. So what should we expect for deadline day? Will there be any surprises?

It looks like Emil Krafth will be announced. The right-back had his medical today and has already agreed terms. So we expect the announcement of his £5m deal from SC Amiens to come at some point Thursday.

There also doesn’t look like there is anything going to happen with Lille defensive midfielder Thiago Maia as Lille reportedly will only agree to a permanent transfer while Newcastle want a loan deal.

Emil Krafth– should be announced on Thursday

With Jetro Willems signing on Friday and Emil Krafth set to be confirmed, that would presumably rule out moves for PSG left-back Stanley N’Soki and Bordeaux right-back Youssouf Sabaly.

We also still have to wait for confirmation on youth signing Ludwig Francillette as the 20-year-old Frenchman has already been spotted holding up the shirt in photographs.

Then there is the Moussa Sissako situation as he reportedly is to make a decision on a deal between Brighton and Newcastle. The 18-year-old PSG defender was supposed to have made that decision a few days ago so we will see what comes of that.

While all of these deals would be great, we have to wonder if Newcastle have anything of more significance pending. There should still be close to £25-30m in the budget. We also have heard that both Rolando Aarons and Jacob Murphy are set to leave on loan. That would leave Newcastle a little short in wingers.

This is what Andrew Musgrove wrote in the Chronicle when asked what else Newcastle were looking at improving after Emil Krafth.

Steve Bruce has mentioned the words “extra quality” a couple of times now.

Most positions are looking filled up but another wide player could still be a possibility – and if there is an astronomical bid from a

Championship club for Gayle that could make things very interesting.

While we know it is a long shot and probably won’t happen, but tomorrow Newcastle could really make a statement by going for Hull City’s Jarrod Bowen. He would cost about £20m but what a signing that would be.

We also thankfully have not heard any rumblings about any star players being linked with moves recently. We were worried about Martin Dubravka and his link to PSG but he spoke on that earlier in the week. The fear was that PSG would go for Dubravka if they sold Kevin Trapp to Frankfurt. Well, Trapp was sold to Frankfurt on Wednesday but there have been no reports of PSG coming for Martin.

We would have to hope that Newcastle would have the sense to not entertain any offers for any first-teamers this late in the window. And we will also have to see if there is a squad place left available for Andy Carroll.

Player Fee Club
INCOMING
Joelinton £36M Hoffenheim
Kyle Scott Free Free Agent (Chelsea)
Jake Turner Free Free Agent (Bolton)
Jetro Willems Season loan Eintracht Frankfurt
Allan Saint-Maximin £16.5M OGC Nice
Transfer Fees paid out £52.5M
OUTGOING
Mohamed Diame Released Al Ahli Doha – Qatari
Cal Roberts Released
Ayoze Perez £30.0M Leicester City
Joselu £2.5M Alves – Spain
Liam Gibson Loan January 2020 Grimsby Town
Dan Barlaser Season loan Rotherham United
Freddie Woodman Season loan Swansea City
Nathan Harker Loan January 2020 Blyth Spartans
Transfer Fees into club £32.5M
Net Spend £20.0M

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