Hour by hour: How Newcastle United’s transfer deadline day unfolded

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Here’s how a hectic Deadline Day went down for Newcastle United

At 11 pm this evening the transfer window slammed shut, ending Newcastle United’s search for new additions.

The Magpies became the biggest January transfer window spenders in Premier League history after they spent close to £90m on five new players.

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England international Kieran Trippier was the first arrival on Tyneside, for a fee of £12m.

The Atletico Madrid full-back was followed by £25m man Chris Wood, who arrived from bitter relegation rivals Burnley.

The new Saudi-backed owners got their hands on a marquee signing in Bruno Guimaraes, who joined for an initial £33.5m transfer fee.

Today, Eddie Howe bolstered his defence by bringing in Aston Villa left-back Matt Targett on loan, and brought home Blyth-born centre-back Dan Burn from Brighton for £13m.

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Deadline day wasn’t too dissimilar from every other day this month for Newcastle, with plenty of ups and downs being in an abundance.

NewcastleWorld looks back at how transfer deadline day exactly unfolded:

8:45am - Hugo Ekitike fee agreed

Newcastle fans around the country will have been walking into work with an extra spring in their step when they heard the news that the club had agreed a fee in the region of £25m for State Reims striker Hugo Ekitike.

They had been tracking Ekitike all transfer window, and had a previous bid rejected for the 19-year-old earlier in the window, but it looked like a deal was certainly heading in the right direction.

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9am - Loan deal agreed for Matt Targett

And just 15 minutes after the Ekitike news broke, it was revealed that Newcastle had agreed a loan deal with fellow Premier League side Aston Villa left-back Matt Targett.

Targett wants regular first-team football, and after Villa splashed out on Everton’s Lucas Digne – who Newcastle were interested in – that would no longer be possible.

Newcastle United have signed Matt Targett.Newcastle United have signed Matt Targett.
Newcastle United have signed Matt Targett. | Getty Images

10:45am - Targett arrives for Toon medical

Shortly after it was revealed that a deal was in place to take Targett to Tyneside, he was spotted getting out of a blacked-out people carrier at the club’s training ground to complete his medical.

12:25pm - Ekitike faces decision

After news emerged that a fee had been agreed for Hugo Ekitike, it emerged that the player still needed convincing that this move was the right one for him.

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NewcastleWorld understands that a plane was booked for mid-afternoon to take the youngster to Tyneside, meaning the 19-year-old only had a few hours to decide his imminent future.

12:52pm - Dan Burn full agreement reached

NewcastleWorld’s Jordan Cronin confirmed that personal terms for Dan Burn’s £13m move from Brighton had been agreed.

He also revealed that Burn was signing a two-and-a-half year deal, and would undergo his medical this afternoon.

Manchester United attacking midfielder Jesse Lingard. Manchester United attacking midfielder Jesse Lingard.
Manchester United attacking midfielder Jesse Lingard. | Getty Images

1:45pm - Newcastle go back in for Jesse Lingard

Reports emerged that Manchester United interim boss Ralf Rangnick had given Jesse Lingard his blessing to leave Manchester United on loan.

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Newcastle – along with West Ham – had returned to the negotiating table with the Red Devils, with an offer lower than the one quoted to them earlier in the window.

2pm - Freddie Woodman joins Bournemouth

Newcastle confirmed that Freddie Woodman was joining Championship promotion hopefuls Bournemouth on loan until the end of the season.

Woodman was close to signing for the Cherries on loan in the summer until Martin Dubravka and Karl Darlow picked up injuries.

2:37pm - Ekitike deal starting to look doubtful

Reports in France started to emerge that the deal for Ekitike had now stalled.

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Interestingly, his family members were apparently trying to persuade the France under-21 international to make the move to the north-east.

Reims striker Hugo Ekitike. Reims striker Hugo Ekitike.
Reims striker Hugo Ekitike. | AFP via Getty Images

3:45pm - Burn arrives at training ground for medical

Six ft seven Burn was impossible to miss as he was spotted exiting a car and entering the Newcastle United training centre to complete his medical, with everything already agreed between the club and player.

4:05pm - Ekitike deal officially off

It emerged that Newcastle had suffered a big blow to their deadline day plans when it was confirmed that Ekitike officially turned down the move to Tyneside.

The main factor in the 19-year-old turning down the move was that it was too big of a decision for him to make in such a short space of time.

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4:30pm - Lingard push now the priority

With the Ekitike deal now off and Newcastle still searching for another attacker, they made Lingard their priority – and put in a loan offer equating to £7m for him.

However, they still had to agree a deal with Manchester United, and faced serious competition from his former club West Ham to acquire his signature.

5:55pm - Lingard move blocked by Manchester United

Nearly two hours after their move for Ekitike fell through, it was revealed that Lingard would not be joining Newcastle either.

Despite getting his boss’ blessing, he was told by the Manchester United hierarchy that he would be staying at the club until the end of the season.

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6pm - Targett joins Newcastle

Newcastle officially confirmed that Targett had made the move to Tyneside on a season-long loan, ending the pursuit of a new left-back.

Tottenham Hotspur’s Dele Alli. Picture: lex Pantling/Getty ImagesTottenham Hotspur’s Dele Alli. Picture: lex Pantling/Getty Images
Tottenham Hotspur’s Dele Alli. Picture: lex Pantling/Getty Images | Getty Images

6:45pm - Newcastle attempt to hijack Dele Alli to Everton

Despite a permanent move agreed between Tottenham and Everton for Dele Alli, Newcastle planned to hijack the move at the last minute.

However, it was unsure at this stage whether they would succeed.

7:35pm - Clark and Lewis turn down Championship loans

Although they were told that they would be left out of Newcastle’s 25-man squad to make way for new signings, defensive pair Ciaran Clark and Jamal Lewis both reportedly turned down loan moves to Championship sides.

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Those sides are believed to be Middlesbrough and Birmingham City respectively.

Jeff Hendrick has sought more time on the pitch (Image: Getty Images) Jeff Hendrick has sought more time on the pitch (Image: Getty Images)
Jeff Hendrick has sought more time on the pitch (Image: Getty Images) | Getty Images

7:40pm - Jeff Hendrick close to QPR

In order to gain regular first-team football, Jeff Hendrick is heading to Championship side Queens Park Rangers on loan until the end of the season.

8:30pm - Dele to Everton all agreed

Despite talks of a late Newcastle hijack, Dele Alli was all but confirmed as an Everton player.

It was revealed that everything had been agreed and that official announcement was to come soon.

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9:05pm - Matty Longstaff close to League Two move

In a somewhat shock loan move, fourth-tier side Mansfield Town are set to sign Matty Longstaff on a deal until June.

10:15pm - Elliot Anderson heads out on loan

It was confirmed 45 minutes before the window slammed shut that Joey Barton’s Bristol Rovers had signed Newcastle academy star Elliot Anderson on loan until the end of the season.

15 minutes before the window slammed shut, Newcastle announced the £13m signing of the Blyth-born defender, bringing their transfer business to an end.

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