Newcastle Transfers: 6 Deadline Day Possibilities for the Toon Army
Newcastle needs to strengthen its squad before the transfer window closes, and here are some last-minute signings the club could make.
Alan Pardew's side is trying to challenge for a European spot again this season while hoping for a respectable run in the Europa league and good runs in their domestic cup competitions.
The side needs a number of options in every position to be able to do this, and will be hoping to finalize some deals soon.
Here are six deadline day possibilities for the Toon Army.
Gregory Van Der Wiel
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According to Talksport.com, Gregory van der Wiel is on Newcastle's radar. The Dutch right-back has been subject to many transfer rumours in the past few seasons, but has not made a move.
Alan Pardew has been looking to sign a right-back all summer and Lille's Mathieu Debuchy has been the name most associated with that position.
Van der Wiel would provide the club with a younger option full of experience on the international and European scene, and he would certainly be helpful in achieving the clubs goals this season.
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Raoul Loe is another possible candidate for Newcastle according to SkySports.com. The Osasuna midfielder recently played his part in the club's narrow home loss to Barcelona, and SkySports.com went on to explain that Loe, who has been compared to Patrick Vieira, is interested in moving to the Premier League.
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There are rumours that Newcastle could be interested in Athletic Bilbao defender Fernando Amorebieta.
A central defender would be a useful addition for the club with the long season they have ahead. A move for him would even more important if, as reported by the Independent, Alan Pardew is willing to let Fabricio Coloccini leave.
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Alan Pardew has seemingly admitted defeat in his bid to bring Andy Carroll back to Newcastle. Anything is possible in the closing hours of the transfer window, though.
If Brendan Rodgers is able to get all his transfer targets and feels satisfied with his options in attack, he could very well let Carroll go on loan for one season despite his preference for a permanent deal.
It may not be enough to hope that happens, and Pardew could move on to other targets, but there is always a possibility.
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A deal for Brazilian center back Douglas seems to be at an end after his agent declared that his client would stay at his current club FC Twente.
Just as with the Andy Carroll deal though, anything is possible in the final days of the transfer window. Alan Pardew has missed out on a lot of his targets this summer, but nothing is certain until the deadline passes.
He could make a stronger bid for the player if he does end up letting Fabricio Coloccini go. It has been reported that he is willing to let some of his top stars, including the Argentinian defender, leave if a suitable offer comes.