Newcastle United are plotting a move for Nottingham Forest star Morgan Gibbs-White in this ongoing January transfer window.
The Magpies are scouring the transfer market to replace Miguel Almiron, who has been linked with a move to Saudi Pro League club Al-Shabab. And should Al-Shabab manage to secure Almiron’s signature this month, the Tyneside-based club have identified a replacement.
Newcastle United reportedly want to bring in Morgan Gibbs-White to fill the Paraguayan attacker’s boots. The club’s recruitment team have scouted the Nottingham Forest midfielder extensively throughout this campaign, where he has two goals and three assists in 20 Premier League games.
Newcastle agree shock deal to offload Miguel Almiron
Newcastle have agreed a shock deal to let Miguel Almiron join Saudi Arabian side Al-Shabab this month. The Paraguayan star is open to joining the Saudi Pro League outfit, although the transfer is not completed just yet.
Almiron, 29, joined the Magpies from USA club Atlanta United for £20.7million in 2019 and has racked up 30 goals and 11 assists in 195 games, including five goals and two assists so far this campaign. He has been a key player for Eddie Howe’s side in the last two years, but selling the 29-year-old winger could make financial sense for Newcastle as they attempt to create room to bring in new players while complying with the Premier League’s profit and sustainability rules (PSR).
Yet, with Eddie Howe’s small squad ravaged with injuries, selling Almiron would make sense only if a suitable replacement is considered. Nottingham Forest’s Morgan Gibbs-White has caught the attention of Newcastle ahead of a potential swoop.
Gibbs-White has performed well for Forest since arriving from Wolves in 2022, growing into arguably the club’s most important player. He is a fantastic talent, and if Newcastle could find a way to get him working alongside players such as Bruno Guimaraes, Joe Willock and Joelinton, they would have an abundance of quality in the middle of the park. Factor in that the former England under-21 international has now got decent top-flight experience, this would be a signing that makes complete sense for the Toon Army.
Given the fact that Forest are battling relegation under Nuno Espirito Santo, it looks unlikely they would sell Gibbs-White—perhaps their best player—during this transfer window. However, anything is possible in today’s age and market, and Forest could agree to sell their creative midfielder if Newcastle comes up with an unbelievable fee.
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