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Newcastle target Martial and Dzeko in January

Last Updated on by James King

Many eyes will be on Newcastle United in January, with the club looking to recruit heavily following their takeover earlier in the season that left them with a virtually bottomless pit of resources.

While they have been linked with numerous players in recent weeks, the latest reports to emerge throw up a couple of names that could certainly transform the club’s fortunes.

This season has seen the Magpies embedded deeply in the relegation zone and they desperately need established quality in January in order to steer them to safety. As a result, the latest players to be linked are Anthony Martial from Manchester United and Edin Dzeko from Inter Milan.

Newcastle target Martial and Dzeko in January

 

Career revival for Martial?

It is understood that the Manchester United striker is surplus to requirements at Old Trafford and as a result, it has led to a number of clubs being linked with the Frenchman in January.

However, while a permanent move to Newcastle may not appear attractive right now for Martial, the Magpies are reportedly willing to pay a substantial £6 million loan fee to take the striker until the end of the season.

If he keeps the club up, along with any other signings, he may be convinced to stay in the summer and sign no doubt what would be a highly lucrative contract that would likely be on offer.

Or, should he still not be keen on a move north permanently, any successful performances on Tyneside could put him in the shop window in the summer with other clubs, with Juventus reportedly keen on a move for the player.

 

How about Dzeko?

At 35, the Bosnian striker is certainly a veteran, however, he has still managed 11 goals for Inter Milan this season and could prove to be a major asset for Newcastle. With Inter having signed him on a free transfer in the summer, they could see an opportunity to cash in for a profit.

Having played for Manchester City, Dzeko knows the Premier League and he may relish the move back to England, especially with another billionaire-owned club.