The latest Newcastle United transfer rumours on Thursday, 17 March.
Newcastle United transfer rumours with Kieran Trippier’s ex teammate being monitored closely.
Newcastle United are apparently interested in bringing Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak to Tyneside, where he may reunite with former teammate Kieran Trippier. Given that Oblak’s contract is up in 18 months and the Magpies are reported to be fans of the English game, he could be available for a lower price.
Oblak, who has made over 300 appearances for Atletico and was part of the team that won La Liga last season, is widely regarded as one of the top goalkeepers in the world. With the Toon’s newfound fortune and a new project in the North East, the now 29-year-old may be interested.
Newcastle ready to make ‘sizeable’ bid for young star Nunez
Darwin Nunez, the Uruguayan striker who was connected with a move to St James’ Park earlier this year, has been linked with another move to St James’ Park. After scoring the game-winning goal in Benfica’s 1-0 win over Ajax earlier this week, speculation over his future has resurfaced.
Nunez, who is only 22 years old, has already proven his worth on the home and European stages. Manchester City, AC Milan, and West Ham United have all declared interest in signing the striker, but the Toon have quietly emerged as prospective bidders as well.
With rumors from Sport Witness claiming that the player is still protected by a €150 million release clause, only the newly discovered wealthy Magpies could possibly afford what current club Benfica is asking. With Premier League survival looming this season, Eddie Howe is expected to re-enter the market this summer, with Nunez’s name still being mentioned.