Newcastle transfer news: Spurs lead the race for Newcastle transfer target

In today's Newcastle transfer news - Spurs could beat Newcastle AGAIN as they lead the race for a big Newcastle transfer target.

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We turn our attention to Newcastle transfer news, but we still can't get away from the weekend's victors Spurs, as they not only want to beat us on the pitch, but in the transfer market too.

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Newcastle transfer news: Spurs lead the race for Newcastle transfer target

That's right - According to a report by Football Insider, Spurs are now the clear favourites to sign Samuel Iling-Junior, after we had recently reported that Eddie Howe was keen on signing the Juventus youngster.

Iling-Junior has a bright future ahead of him but since he's surplus to requirements in Italy, a return to his home country England could be on the cards. With Premier League clubs lining up, the report has claimed that Spurs are "now clear favourites" to land him in January, which would be a real shame for Newcastle.

Although, we most focus our attention elsewhere. We have many transfers which need to be made in January to recover from the injury crisis which haunts us currently, so we cannot afford to be hung up on one signing in a position of not too much need.

This week, Newcastle face AC Milan in the Champions League. This is a big test for Eddie Howe as he must win to remain within a chance of progressing to the knockout stage. The reason this is relevant is because the January transfer window could look very different if we remain in the UCL knockout stage. There are some big talents up for grabs in the transfer window, but we would optimise our chances of landing some big names should we make it out the group of death.

To be clear, I would be happy if we signed Samuel Iling-Junior. As I said, he's a fine young English talent with the whole world up gor grabs. However, I don't think we should get caught up in a bidding war with Spurs or any other club.

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