Newcastle United are trying to rebuild their team during the January transfer window and is willing to sell some of their periphery players midway through the season.
Jamaal Lascelles, the club captain, will be available for move in January, according to Football Insider. Since the emergence of players like Sven Botman, the seasoned defender has dropped down the pecking order. To play regular first-team football, he must leave the club.
Meanwhile, the likes of Ryan Fraser and Matt Ritchie have dropped down the pecking order at Newcastle as well, and Eddie Howe is prepared to cash in on them and invest the money into the playing squad.
Furthermore, Jamal Lewis could also be sold by the club in January. The defender arrived from Norwich with a lot of promise, but he has not been able to live up to the expectations so far.
Lewis is still quite young and he might be able to get his career back on track with regular football at another club.
Newcastle is vying for a place in the Champions League next season and they are currently in the top four.
Since their takeover, the Magpies have assembled a formidable group, and it remains to be seen whether they can bolster the squad further during the January transfer window.
Selling the deadwood will only increase their transfer funds and allow them to bring in stronger players.
It will be interesting to see how Newcastle United’s January window unfolds and whether they can make a couple of smart acquisitions to improve their prospects of qualifying for the Champions League.