Newcastle transfer latest: Magpies on verge of Almiron signing, interest in Amadou, Samaris loan bid, Barreca move back on

29 Jan

Newcastle fans have made their feelings clear about owner Mike Ashley.

The business tycoon continues to be hammered by the St James’ Park faithful for his lack of investment in the club.

Benitez is battling to keep Newcastle in the Premier League

And fans of the Magpies have reason to be worried as their side sit just two points clear of safety in the Premier League.

But what late deals could happen at Tyneside? talkSPORT.com has all the latest transfer news surrounding the club.


Miguel Almiron

Newcastle are on the verge of signing Atlanta United striker Miguel Almiron, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Almiron has been one of the best strikers in America’s top division over the past two seasons and helped his side to MLS Cup glory last season.

In two seasons, the Paraguayan has recorded 21 goals and added a further 28 assists for his side.

His wage demands were seemingly a stumbling block for Mike Ashley – but a deal looks to have been agreed between the two parties.

Spurs were also reportedly interested in his services as a potential back-up to Harry Kane.

Almiron has agreed terms with Newcastle

Andreas Samaris loan

According to the Telegraph, Newcastle are closing in on the loan-signing of Benfica midfielder Andreas Samaris.

The Greek international has made 96 Primeira Liga appearances for the Portuguese side and has become hugely decorated in Lisbon.

Samaris would be a welcome addition for Benitez due to his experience at the top level and his international pedigree, having made 33 appearances for his national side.

However, Porto are also reported to be keen on signing the 29-year-old.

Newcastle are set to seal the loan move of Benfica midfielder Samaris

Antonio Barreca loan

Newcastle are also keen on sealing a loan move for Italy Under-21’s player Antonio Barreca, according to the Telegraph.

Barreca, who plays as a full-back, was rated highly after breaking through the ranks at Torino and his good showings earned him a move to Ligue 1 side Monaco.

However, he has struggled to cement a starting place for the French side, even though they are struggling at the bottom of France’s top division.

His lack of game-time will be a worry for Benitez so the 23-year-old will need to hit the ground running in Newcastle.

Barreca has struggled for game-time at Monaco

Ibrahim Amadou

Another name who has been linked to Newcastle is Sevilla midfielder Ibrahim Amadou.

According to Spanish media outlet El Mundo Deportivo, the Magpies hierarchy have expressed an interest in the player.

Amadou is a defensive midfielder and recentlyy impressed as his side beat Barcelona 2-1 in the Copa Del Ray.

He is also appealing for his versatility as he can play in defence too.

Newcastle would need to be quick to make a deal with the Thursday deadline now looming large.

Amadou put in an impressive performance against Barca recently