Newcastle transfer news: Goncalo Inacio REJECTS Eddie Howe - He wants Liverpool move

In today's Newcastle transfer news - Sporting centre-back Goncalo Inacio has reportedly rejected Eddie Howe's advances as he waits for Liverpool move...

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While he hasn't been the centre of Newcastle transfer news in recent weeks, there have been some murmurs that we are interested in signing Goncalo Inacio of Sporting CP. The centre back, who partners fellow Newcastle target Ousmane Diomande, is of interest to Eddie Howe, and apparently the English manager's interest has been known to the player.

Newcastle transfer news: Goncalo Inacio REJECTS Eddie Howe - He wants Liverpool move

But, according to a disappointing Newcastle transfer news update from O Jogo, Goncalo Inacio has rejected Newcastle as he would prefer to sign for Liverpool or Manchester United instead.

My opinion? Meh.

I'm not too fussed, and I don't mean this in a salty way. I never had high hopes that we would sign Inacio, as much as I would've liked to see us try. We shouldn't be sucked into the tabloids' sensationalism as this month is their main time to get clicks with the transfer window open. By this, I mean that Newcastle's name was probably only mentioned to boost clicks.

We are still linked to Ousmane Diomande, who is the younger option of the two Sporting centre-backs. I would much prefer to see us go all-out to sign him, rather than waste time with a player who clearly doesn't want to join us - If this report is even to be believed, anyway.

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Furthermore, signing a centre-back should be our last priority. Unless we end up selling a defender of our own, we are in much more dire need to sign a midfielder. Perhaps if a certain outlet did their research into Newcastle more thoroughly, rather than using our name for clicks, they would've come to learn this.

What do you make of today's Newcastle transfer news involving Goncalo Inacio?