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As members of the Toon Army groom their hangovers and legitimate concerns about the human rights record of their new Saudi Arabian owners are raised, attention quickly shifts to who Newcastle will buy with their new riches.

We’ve ignored fanciful goals like Erling Haaland to bring you seven realistic (-ish) goals for Newcastle in the January transfer window.

Philippe Coutinho

Chelsea signed Juan Sebastian Veron, Hernan Crespo and Adrian Mutu. Manchester City signed an unforgettable Robinho contract.

The last two Premier League clubs to be taken over by the richest owners made significant statements on their first plunge into the transfer market and Coutinho could well be Newcastle’s equivalent purchase.

His time at Barcelona has been so hot it’s easy to forget how talented the playmaker really was during his time at Liverpool. This is a player whose career has stalled.

With Barca’s finances in hot shape and Newcastle in need of an injection of creativity, a move from Coutinho could be for all parties.

Kalidou Koulibaly

The defense of Newcastle needs to be sorted. Newcastle have conceded 16 goals in seven Premier League games this season while their defense has the chemistry of a lukewarm Tinder date.

Koulibaly was last linked with Newcastle when the takeover looked like it could and will happen again. The Naples center-back has caught the attention of Europe’s top clubs but none have dared to jump against the 30-year-old.

It might not have a lot of resale value, but you can miss that when it’s worth £ 350 billion. He would be an incredible addition to Newcastle.

Aaron Ramsey

Ramsey hasn’t moved on since leaving Arsenal.

After his contract expired, the Welsh international joined Juventus on a record deal in 2019, but failed to impress with his performances in Italy.

Despite winning Serie A in his first season, Ramsey made only 24 league appearances in his debut year and 22 last season.

With Juventus reportedly ready to sack the midfielder for a small fee, Newcastle could take the plunge and sign a top-notch operator with a point to prove.

Ousmane Dembele

A player with immense talent, Dembele has still managed to impress Barcelona fans with his inconsistent performances since a. to upset 105 million euro deal in 2017.

The striker’s contract with Barcelona expires next summer and has yet to agree on a new contract at Camp Nou. He will be free to negotiate with the clubs in January and his club will be desperate to make money.

Could he rejuvenate a line of strikers that includes Wilson and Saint-Maximin? Since other Premier League clubs, including both Manchester teams, are said to be interested, the competition could be tough for the 24-year-old.

Jesse Lingard

Newcastle made a loan offer to Lingard in January but was turned down in favor of West Ham.

After shining in East London, the midfielder made his way back to the English team and is looking to secure a place on the World Cup squad next year.

His chances are not improved by a small role at Manchester United. So maybe Newcastle will be lucky a second time trying to lure Lingard into St. James’ Park.

Dean Henderson

After giving tips at various times this year to become Manchester United and England’s goalkeeper of choice, Henderson will line up as neither in late 2021 – and probably doesn’t look like he will oust David de Gea or Jordan Pickford.

While Newcastle is well stocked with goalkeepers, Henderson would be an upgrade from Freddie Woodman, Karl Darlow and Martin Dubravka and the 24-year-old would be a long-term investment for the club.

Boubacar Kamara

Newcastle reportedly made an oral offer for Kamara this summer and signing the 21-year-old would be a real coup.

Kamara turned down a chance to join St. James but new ambitions and opportunities could lead the highly rated Marseille midfielder to rethink his stance.

After representing France at U21 level, a deal for Kamara would show that Newcastle wanted to lay a real foundation for the future rather than just signing the biggest names at the highest prices.

And that would be a statement.


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