Newcastle have been linked with a swoop for Burnley defender James Tarkowski.
The Telegraph claim that Newcastle want to make Tarkowski one of the first signings of the new era.
It should be noted that any new faces would surely have to be players wanted by the new manager and director of football.
They have yet to be named so any transfer targets are likely not 100 per cent concrete.
That said, a swoop for Tarkowski makes a lot of sense on paper.
The England international is out of contract at the end of the season and reportedly has a gentleman’s agreement in place to leave Turf Moor in January if a suitable offer comes in.
Newcastle should not find it too hard to match it with their new-found wealth.
Tarkowski is an experienced Premier League defender and should be able to slot straight in.
With all the talk of new money and big names, this is actually a realistic, pragmatic link.
That was certainly the gist of the reaction from Newcastle fans when they read the report…
This is exactly what we need tbh.— Lee Robson (@leerobson23) October 9, 2021
Steady, Premier League experience, get us out of trouble.
-Steady centre half.— Callum Irving (@NUFCIrving1010) October 9, 2021
-Cut price fee in January (out of contract in the Summer).
-Would do well under a good Manager here I think.
I’d take him. Steady option for 2/3 years when we’re still in transition
its a big improvement on players like schar, fernandez, clark who are all getting slightly past it now. and to get someone faster and better on the ball you are then going to be spending too much too early and having a massively unbalanced squad.— Josh Macgregor (@JoshMacgregor6) October 9, 2021
I agree he’s better than Fernandez and Clark but I think Schar with a decent manager will be good— Stephen Charles (@Charlieboi554) October 9, 2021
Players that'll improve us, that's great. Yet the football world seems to be laughing it down insisting we wanted Mbappe in January and are now "back to reality".— Nathan (@nathanbell0211) October 9, 2021
Just so happened we never left it – long-term vision the consortium have said many many times!
People forget we had Howey and Peacock during the Entertainers period who weren’t stellar names. Ideal, low cost fee and knows the league, allows capacity for bigger names across other positions. Could always send Hendrick back in part-ex #NUFC— Ross Molyneux (@RossMolyneux) October 9, 2021
This is what they'll be looking at short term.the press are the only ones pushing this super star thing.— LWP. (@LukePowell92) October 9, 2021
I’m a fan of Tarkowski and I think that’s a sensible and realistic signing for us in the first steps into the new era— owen (@dubbletmusic) October 9, 2021
Would love Tarkowski so much better than everything we have. Captain, English, in prime. Simple level up— J🇬🇧 #WorMandy (@Abra_Dubravka) October 9, 2021
Get him in— Day 1 #BruceOut Club. (@FuhhQueue) October 9, 2021
Be really happy with this signing.— Outofhand32 (@Outofhand32) October 9, 2021
Really good singing, people forgetting Chelsea and West Ham were both after him— Scott martin (@scottmartino1) October 9, 2021
Good signing that, always liked him, if true of course…— @clarenceacuna (@clarenceacuna80) October 9, 2021
Plus he’s far better than all our centre halves— @clarenceacuna (@clarenceacuna80) October 9, 2021
Perfect— 10 (@NUFC_LEW) October 9, 2021
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