Only three days now until the Newcastle United January transfer window comes to an end.
So far, Kieran Trippier and Chris Wood have been brought into St James Park this month.
Eddie Howe now updating on what else could potentially happen before 11pm on Monday 31 January when the window slams shut.
The NUFC Head Coach refused to say who it was…but confirmed that Newcastle United are ‘getting close to a deal’ and whilst he didn’t actually say it, everybody assumes / knows it is Bruno Guimaraes.
There has been widespread media coverage that the deal has been agreed and the 24 year old midfielder is having his medical today in Brazil. Friday afternoon seeing Sky Sports report that NUFC Head of recruitment Steve Nickson has now arrived there to oversee the completion of the deal.
Eddie Howe indicating that there will also be hopefully more to come on top of Bruno Guimaraes, declaring ‘We hope to have a busy last couple of days’ before this Newcastle United January transfer window closes.
Eddie Howe speaking to BBC Newcastle – Friday 28 January 2022:
“I think we are hopefully getting close to doing a deal and bringing a player in.
“But, until it’s signed and sealed, and everything’s agreed, I don’t think it’s right to talk about who it is, or any details behind that.”
Howe on potential incoming transfers before the January window closes:
“Everybody’s working incredibly hard – as they have throughout the window – to improve the squad.
“Fingers crossed that we’re getting closer.
“We hope to have a busy last couple of days.
“We’re really pleased with what we’ve done so far and, if we can add one more quite quickly, then we’ll be delighted with that… in this moment now, we feel we’re closer to giving you some good news.”
Eddie Howe on loans:
“The loan market is always an option and, usually, those deals come later in the window.
“As we sit here now, that isn’t available to us right now – there isn’t something that we’re close to doing in the loan market – but, maybe things will happen late and we’ll have to adapt and react very quickly.”
Eddie Howe on players potentially leaving Newcastle United this month:
“Definitely with a couple of younger players, we’re happy to get them some game time by sending them on loan.
“If there’s anyone more senior than that, it would depend on incomings.”