Could a shock January exit be on the cards?
Newcastle transfer news
The Magpies could do with new signings in the January transfer window, with injuries continuing to hurt them badly, as Joelinton becomes the latest big-name player to be out for a significant period of time.
On the plus side, Newcastle have been linked with signing lots of players before the end of the month, with reinforcements being eyed up all over the pitch. Lazio defender Alessio Romagnoli is one individual who has been backed to head to St James’ Park in recent days, with fellow centre-back Ousmane Diomande also a target.
The 28-year-old Kalvin Phillips, an England midfielder and member of Manchester City, is apparently in talks with West Ham about moving to east London, but the Magpies still have a chance to recruit him. Eddie Howe has been eyeing VfB Stuttgart’s Serhou Guirassy for a while now as he tries to add more firepower to his attack in order to support his team’s Premier League run toward Europe.
Presently, a surprising rumor is circulating that concerns a player who plays for Newcastle right now rather than a possible new recruit.
Kieran Trippier could leave Newcastle
Writing on X on Friday, Plettenberg claimed that Bayern Munich want to sign Newcastle ace Kieran Trippier on loan this month, keeping him at the club until the end of the season.
“Yes, FC Bayern is interested in signing Kieran Trippier as there’s still no green light from @PSG_inside for a loan of Nordi Mukiele. Bayern bosses have discussed about the 33 y/o Trippier in the last 2 days. It’s hot as a straight loan of the right-back from Newcastle is possible.”
There is no doubt that this update comes as a shock for Newcastle, with Trippier seemingly set to stay at the club for the foreseeable future, continuing to be a key man after proving to be such a fantastic signing.
Although the 33-year-old’s play has been extremely inconsistent for much of the winter, including many errors that resulted in goals against the Magpies, it’s possible that some weariness and confidence issues have set in.
The aim is that rumors of Trippier joining Bayern go away and the England right-back stays at St. James’ for the remainder of his career. Selling Trippier makes very little sense in the second half of the season. Alan Shearer adores this person, as the legendary player from Newcastle stated last year:
“Some of the balls he was putting into the box were just unbelievable. What a signing he has been for Newcastle, he’s in great form.”