The Newcastle United Blog | Newcastle’s late push for another striker appears to have failed
Newcastle have yet to give up on adding another striker in this window. After Manchester United decided to take Jesse Lingard off the market, Newcastle are now trying to hijack Everton’s permanent transfer for Dele Alli.
Athletic’s David Ornstein reports that Newcastle are inquiring about a loan move for the 25-year-old. However, other outlets are reporting that Alli is set to undergo a medical with Everton.
? EXCL: Newcastle make a dramatic late bid to sign Dele Alli from Everton after losing to Lingard. #NUFC have asked to loan Dele out as Everton’s permanent transfer enters the final stages. Not clear if this will succeed @TheAthleticUK #EFC #THFC https://t.co/eRihveYZid
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) January 31, 2022
Newcastle arrived too late to hope to land Alli at this stage. It looks like the former England international is ready for Goodison Park with just four hours left in the window.
This late push signals that Newcastle are making a final effort to add another striker. The odds are slim and the options are likely very slim this late in the window.
Although Keith Downie believes Atalanta are willing to allow Duvan Zapata to leave on loan. This is contrary to what has been reported throughout the window. Here is Downie’s tweet about the 30-year-old Colombian.
Duvan Zapata is the only other striker option I can see for Newcastle at this late stage.
He is available on a direct loan of £5.5m. No obligation to purchase, as there had been earlier this month.
It was mentioned, and Atalanta would allow the deal to happen #NUFC
—Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) January 31, 2022
It almost seems like an impossible undertaking at this point with the logistics involved. Newcastle’s incoming business will most likely end at five signings once Dan Burn is officially confirmed.
The outings continue tonight with Matt Bondswell heading to Shrewsbury Town on loan for the rest of the season. Good luck, Matt!
? Good luck, @MattBondswell_!
– Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) January 31, 2022