How have Newcastle United’s January transfer targets fared after failed Tyneside move?
January was always going to be a hectic month for Newcastle United as the club’s new owners negotiated their way through their first ever transfer window.
Some of world football’s greatest names have been linked with a move to Tyneside ever since the PIF-backed consortium took control of the club on a dramatic day in October.
But once the smoke had settled and focus truly turned towards attempts to bolster Eddie Howe’s squad, it became clear that a more measured approach would be taken as the Magpies looked to boost their bid to maintain their Premier League status.
The completion of a deal for Atletico Madrid and England star Kieran Trippier got the month off to a fine start and the attacking ranks were strengthened with a £25million deal for Burnley striker Chris Wood.
A surprise move worth up to £40million saw Lyon’s highly-rated Brazilian international Bruno Guimaraes move to St James Park and the business was concluded with double defensive deadline day swoop for Aston Villa left-back Matt Targett and Brighton’s Blyth-born star Dan Burn.
Results have taken a severe upturn once the window closed with Eddie Howe leading his new-look side away from the relegation zone and Saturday’s 2-0 win at Brentford has left United with a four-point gap to the bottom three.
A whole host of other moves were made during January with players in the Premier League and abroad firmly on the Magpies radar during the window - but how have they fared throughout the last month after potential moves to Tyneside came to an unsuccessful end?