Unfortunately for Newcastle fans, the growing Newcastle transfer news linking us with a move to Kalvin Phillips could all result in a steaming pile of nothing. As high as the excitement was within the fanbase to bring in a player of Phillips' stature, it might make more financial sense to look elsewhere, particularly if news from a journalist on X (formerly Twitter) is to be believed.
Newcastle transfer news: Kalvin Phillips is most likely to sign for Crystal Palace - Bad news for Eddie Howe
“They’re going to have to find room from somewhere this month, if [Joelinton needing surgery] is anything close to true. And, as per Luke Edwards, Phillips deal stalls (ish). I’m told [Crystal Palace], as things stand, a more likely destination this window.”
The reason this deal might not make as much sense for Newcastle is that Man City are only willing to send the player out on a loan deal, with a £7m fee until the end of the season and an obligation to buy. This is ridiculous money for a player who won't get game time at his own club, and the obligation to buy makes this deal not as worthwhile from our perspective.
I guess this is the nature of the game and it goes to show that when some things seem too good to be true, they might just be.
I guess we will have to see how this transfer story pans out. As we've mentioned before, a lot of different publications have differing beliefs and, of course, clubs can change their mind on a stance in a heartbeat. But as things stand today, it doesn't look positive from Newcastle's perspective.
What do you make of today's Newcastle transfer news?