Newcastle Transfer Odds: Who Could Sign For The Magpies This Summer?
After Newcastle United qualified for the Champions League, the best betting sites anticipate a busy summer at St James’ Park.
With the 2022/23 campaign in the rear-view mirror, the Magpies have already turned their attention to the transfer market.
Competing on multiple fronts will be a challenge next term and Eddie Howe will be keen to bolster his squad in the months ahead.
It will be interesting to see how much the club’s owners are willing to invest this summer.
Saudi Arabia is currently spending huge sums on its own domestic league, which could have an impact on Newcastle’s dealings.
So, which players will join up with Howe’s squad ahead of next season? Let’s take a look at the latest odds.
Newcastle Set To Renew Maddison Interest
Newcastle tried to bring James Maddison to the northeast of England last summer, but Leicester City stood firm to hang on to their most prized asset.
But after the Foxes were relegated to the Championship recently, there is no chance the England international will be at the King Power Stadium next term.
Maddison was at times criticised by Leicester supporters last season, although he was still their standout performer for long periods.
Newcastle are not the only club eyeing a move for the attacking midfielder, but they are the favourites at 6/4.
Maddison would provide additional creativity in the centre of the park as Newcastle get ready to return to Europe’s top table.
Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United have also been linked with his signature.
Two More Leicester Stars Thought To Be On Radar
Maddison is not the only Leicester player that Newcastle are keeping tabs on.
Youri Tielemans has definitely played his last game for the club and the fact he is available on a free transfer means several Premier League sides will likely be in for him.
Newcastle are one of them according to UK bookmakers, who offer odds of 6/1 on the Belgian moving north.
Harvey Barnes is another who is expected to seek pastures new this summer, although Leicester may decide to keep him for another year as they seek an instant return to the top tier.
Newcastle are also 6/1 to land the wide man as a clear out seems likely at the Foxes.
Another recently relegated player in James Ward-Prowse is supposedly on the club’s radar.
The Southampton skipper will surely be back in the Premier League next season, and Newcastle are given a 3/1 shot of being his next employers.
Magpies At Front Of The Queue For Gallagher
This will be a significant summer at Chelsea, as Mauricio Pochettino attempts to lift the west Londoners out of their malaise.
The Blues spent close to £600m on new signings last summer but could only manage a 12th-place finish in the Premier League, so we can expect a more measured approach this summer.
Outgoings will be just as important as incomings, with Chelsea desperately needing to trim their squad.
Conor Gallagher is one of the players who has been linked with a move away, and Newcastle are available at just 2/1 with football betting sites to acquire him.
Maguire Looks Gettable But Watkins Will Be Tough
Harry Maguire is now, at best, Manchester United’s fourth-choice centre-back.
If he wants to continue being a regular at international level, the time has surely come for him to seek pastures new.
Newcastle were defensively solid for most of the 2022/23 campaign and there is no guarantee that Maguire would get into their XI when everyone is fit.
It could still be a good move for the former Leicester man though, and Newcastle are 8/1 to sign him.
You can get the same odds on Ollie Watkins ending up at St James’ Park, but that one feels unlikely.
Aston Villa will be loath to sell their star striker, while Newcastle already have Callum Wilson and Alex Isak up top.
Galactico Approach Unlikely So Neymar Will Not Join
Newcastle have spent hundreds of millions of pounds under the Saudi ownership, but up to now they have been pretty sensible in their transfer dealings.
There has been a recognition that signing big-name players might make headlines, but it is not always the best thing for the team.
Now that Newcastle are in the Champions League, there might be a temptation to embrace a Galactico model.
However, it would be wise for the Magpies to steer clear of high-profile superstars who are on the way down.
Neymar at 22/1 is not currently thought to be a transfer target and Newcastle’s money would be better spent elsewhere.
Declan Rice, priced at 20/1, would be a much better addition, but the West Ham United midfielder looks set to move elsewhere.
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