Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano is making a name for himself by being quite accurate in his transfer market predictions.
As we learn Sevilla won’t sell Newcastle target – Brazilian centre-back Diego Carlos – until Newcastle hit their price tag: they’ve also added another condition to that saying they won’t let him go until a replacement arrives.
We wonder if any of Newcastle’s (much mediocre) centre-backs could be in the deal as a swap deal.
The good news is that Romano has told Newcastle Fans TV that a new signing will join Newcastle this week.
Here is some of what he said about the Newcastle Fans TV YouTube channel,
“At the moment the focus is on new signings because they need to have new faces, new players and especially in defence.”
“So I’m told the board, they’re working to get the new centre-back maybe on Wednesday or Thursday, but they want to get him as soon as possible.”
“So I’m sure Monday/Tuesday will be very busy with the new signings and then the departures could be in the last week of the window, they’ll have some sort of opportunity at this stage.”
Although it sounds positive, we’d be very surprised if it’s the Brazilian centre-back, who arrives in time to play Leeds United in our next game.
By the way, yet another defeat in the match would be very hard for Newcastle fans to take.
And our heads are starting to spin with all the players Newcastle are associated with and making real offers for.
We appear to be making progress trying to sign the German left-back/left-winger from Atalanta, despite being out injured until mid-February, but that hasn’t dampened Newcastle’s interest.
We’re told Newcastle’s recruitment team, which includes head coach Eddie Howe, is working day and night to bring in new players.
Newcastle have to do it, but we also have to be managed to bring in four more players over the next 13 days.
Failure to do so could see Newcastle as a Second Division side next season, and that would be another tragedy for Newcastle United, and we’ve had too many since 2007.