Four players currently being scouted by Newcastle for January business

Glen Kamara in action for Finland. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)
Glen Kamara in action for Finland. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP) /

Newcastle United are taking a close look at four players ahead of the January transfer window.

Newcastle United were praised for the transfer business they conducted in the summer, and Callum Wilson, in particular, is proving to be one of the best signings of the summer in the Premier League.

The Magpies are expected to navigate the loan market next month, but they could make at least one permanent signing for the right player at the right price – whatever that is.

So far, Newcastle United have been linked with four players in a wide range of positions in recent weeks. That being said, listed below are the four players, along with arguments in favor or against those possible deals.

Fikayo Tomori (DEF, Chelsea)

Tomori is an interesting player with the potential to be a great defender in England, but he needs regular playing time in the top flight to showcase his talent. The 22-year-old made 15 league appearances for Chelsea last season and he has featured in one game this term, but has spent most of his Chelsea career on loan at Brighton, Hull City, and Derby County.

Tomori is at his best playing as a center-back, but he has also shown flashes of impressive form on the right flank, which is one position Newcastle United aim to strengthen. Tomori has the talent and acumen to at least be granted the opportunity to show what he can do at a mid-table side such as Newcastle United.

Brandon Williams (DEF, Manchester United)

Much like Tomori, Williams is also seeking regular minutes after only making one appearance for Manchester United this season. The difference between Williams and Tomori is that Williams’ primary role is as a wing-back, which checks off any worries of having to adjust him to that role.

The 20-year-old was recently praised by Alan Shearer after reports came out that Newcastle United are considering a move for the youngster. Williams would be a solid addition as a loanee because of his defensive awareness and ability to quickly carry the ball forward during a counter-attack.

Glen Kamara (MID, Rangers)

Glen Kamara is a key player for the Scottish giants in the eyes of manager Steven Gerrard, but several teams are interested in securing his services. A loan deal is out of the question for the Finland international as Rangers would only consider a permanent deal, but Gerrard is keen on tying him down in Glasgow.

Kamara’s style of play is similar to that of Isaac Hayden. He is a defensive nuisance for opposing players, but his offensive involvement is limited. In fact, Kamara only has one goal and five assists to his name since 2017, so Newcastle United would be better off pursuing a more attack-minded player.

Josh King (ATT, Bournemouth)

King is one of those players who was expected to land a spot with a Premier League team this summer, but no deal was completed. The Norwegian striker is hoping his fate will change in January after only starting three games for the Cherries in the Championship this season.

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In the Premier League, King has 48 goals and 14 assists to his name in 166 appearances for Bournemouth, and he has scored in double figures twice in 2016 and 2018. King would certainly be an upgrade to Andy Carroll, Yoshinori Muto, and Dwight Gayle, and he would fit right in with his old striking partner Callum Wilson.