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'A stormy end to the transfer window' awaits for Newcastle

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Matty Renton, The Magpie Channel TV

With just over a week left of the transfer window, things are beginning to heat up - more so in the outgoings department for Newcastle in what has turned into a January flash sale.

Ever since Magpies CEO Darren Eales gave an interview last week insisting they would have to sell players before they could sign anyone, the offers have been flooding in.

Javier Manquillo has been sold to Celta Vigo, reuniting with ex-Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez, but that is not anywhere near the main headlines. Never mind Storm Isha, there has been a deluge of offers for Newcastle stars this week.

Captain Kieran Trippier has been linked to a move to German giants Bayern Munich. Number nine Callum Wilson is attracting bids from Atletico Madrid and AC Milan, while our only fit right-winger, Miguel Almiron, has been targeted by Saudi Pro League side Al-Shabab.

If reports are true, then three of the starting XI could be sold by next week’s transfer deadline. Are the owners looking at selling ageing stars as an answer to combating Financial Fair Play? It certainly looks that way.

Surely they have a plan in place to swiftly replace these players if they were to be sold? I am sure Eddie Howe would not be keen on losing any players this window, considering the injury crisis at the club.

Either way, it’s bound to be a stormy end to the transfer window for the Toon.

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