Here is all you need to know about the latest football news and transfer window headline that will occur in January 2022. Keep reading to familiarize yourself with the ordeals.
Newcastle and Atletico Madrid Have Agreed on a $12 Million Price for England’s Right-Back Kieran Trippier
Atletico Madrid intended to retain Kieran Trippier, but the defender made it clear he desired to return to St. James Park. The 31-year-old becomes the first acquisition of Newcastle’s Saudi-backed administration; the England international is now scheduled to go to Tyneside for medical examinations, with personal terms not expected to be an issue.
Eddie Howe previously worked with Trippier at Burnley, signing him from Manchester City during the January 2012 transfer window following an excellent loan stint at Turf Moor. The Magpies’ owners plan to add at least 3 more players this January transfer window to maintain the club’s Premier League status.
Newcastle United is second-bottom of the standings after 19 league games this season, 2 points adrift of safety. It’s excellent news for Newcastle supporters and crucial that they’ve done so early in the season, as we know they’ve got some huge, big fixtures coming up. Kieran Trippier is fully healthy and dedicated.
Newcastle will find it tough to sign further players, but they will. They’re still looking for additional players, and they’ll pursue loan deals as well, but this is an excellent start to the window for the Magpies.
Arsenal Would Review Appropriate Bids for Striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang With a January Move Not Ruled Out
Arsenal will evaluate any reasonable offers for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, with the striker’s January departure not ruled out. The 32-year-old striker has joined Gabon ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations.
Aubameyang has been out of action since losing his captaincy last month due to a disciplinary issue. Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has left him out of the squad for the club’s previous six games.
The Gunners have won five and lost one of their last six matches except for Saturday’s disputed 2-1 setback at the Emirates to champion Manchester City – scoring 20 goals in the process. Aubameyang, Arsenal’s highest-paid player, has 18 months remaining on a deal worth £350,000 per week. Juventus expressed interest in him, but he would not join Massimiliano Allegri’s side due to Gabon’s responsibilities at the AFCON and the club’s wish to retain Alvaro Morata.
Arsenal has funds to spend on a new striker this month, as the contracts of Eddie Nketiah and Alexandre Lacazette expire at the end of the season.
Maitland-Niles on the Verge of Concluding a Loan Agreement With Roma
Ainsley Maitland-Niles, an Arsenal midfielder, is close to completing a loan deal to Stadio Olimpico, with the 24-year-old perhaps departing for the Italian city as early as possible.
The personal terms of Maitland-Niles are not anticipated to be a concern for the Serie A club, although any agreement wouldn’t include an option to purchase the player.
The Arsenal youth graduate has made just two Premier League appearances this season. Still, he will be hoping to get his career off to a flying start in Italy under former Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho. His contract with the club runs out in the summer of 2023.
Arsenal to Explore Mari and Chambers Offers
According to reports, Arsenal will also consider bids for defenders Calum Chambers and Pablo Mari this January transfer season. According to the club, the two, who have not appeared in the Premier League since August, have found themselves with minimal playing time this season and do not look to be a part of Arteta’s long-term plans.
The Gunners signed Pablo Mari on a permanent deal from Flamengo for £8 million in August 2020, following a £4 million loan deal in January 2020. Pablo Mari was Mikel Arteta’s first signing and is still under contract for two and a half years. Meanwhile, Chambers’ eight-year stay at the club may be drawing to a close as he reaches the final six months of his contract.
Barcelona Planning a Second Raid on Man City’s Aymeric Laporte After Signing Ferran Torres Last Week
Manchester City is reportedly willing to switch Aymeric Laporte for Barca midfielder Frenkie de Jong. The 27-year-old has re-established himself as a crucial component of Pep Guardiola’s backline this campaign after falling out of favor last season.
As a result, Barcelona is believed to have targeted the Spain defender as a primary January transfer target, preparing a second raid on Etihad after signing Ferran Torres.
Chelsea, West Ham, Newcastle, and an Unidentified Fourth Premier League Team Are All Interested in Everton’s Left Back – Lucas Digne
Everton is seeking around £30 million for the left-back they purchased in 2018 from Barcelona. Digne has been left out of Everton’s squad following a highly publicized spat with boss Rafa Benitez regarding tactics. Toffees captain Seamus Coleman started at left-back in Sunday’s 1-0 loss to Brighton, while Digne was only a new replacement.