Newcastle transfer news - Eddie Howe eyes Mikel Arteta foe as Nick Pope injury backup

In today's Newcastle transfer news - We could be in contact with Mikel Arteta again as Eddie Howe seeks a Nick Pope injury backup...

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As the January transfer window is fast approaching, we can expect the Newcastle transfer news to heat up in due course. Of course, Eddie Howe has the task of bringing in a new goalkeeper as a replacement for the Nick Pope injury. He may have found his man, if recent reports are to be believed.

Newcastle transfer news - Eddie Howe eyes Mikel Arteta foe as Nick Pope injury backup

According to a report by The Athletic, Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale has emerged as a new transfer target for Eddie Howe in the January transfer window. However, since Newcastle United are only wanting to sign Ramsdale on loan, they would have to do some serious convincing for Mikel Arteta to allow Ramsdale to move to a league rival. This could be done through a "compelling option to buy".

Aaron Ramsdale is a young goalkeeper who would be a superb replacement for Nick Pope in the long-term. If we cannot afford to use our resources on a permanent goalkeeper signing in January, then it would be a good option to sign Aaron Ramsdale on a short-term loan deal with an option, or even obligation, to buy.

I'm a big fan of Ramsdale and find it bizarre what has happened to him at Arsenal. For those of you who don't keep up with Mikel Arteta when he isn't crying about referees, what has happened is that he signed David Raya in the summer and now Ramsdale has essentially been abandoned to the bench.

This gives the England shot-stopper an incentive to make a name for himself at another Premier League club. Particularly with EURO 2024 coming up, Ramsdale could seriously do with getting some minutes on the board to impress Gareth Southgate, so in turn, this deal would benefit all parties involved.

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