16 Newcastle United transfer targets and why moves for Leeds and Brighton stars failed: photo gallery

Newcastle United have been linked with a whole host of players over the past couple of transfer windows.

The takeover of the club in October 2021 completely transformed fortunes at St James’ Park and meant the Magpies would attack transfer windows as they looked to improve on all aspects of their squad.

Of course, in the early stages, the takeover meant Newcastle were linked with a great amount of ‘superstars’ - but they have thus far resisted this temptation and instead have built the squad with shrewd additions.

With three transfer windows having come and gone under new owners, and another on the horizon, we take a look at a selection of players that ultimately didn’t make the move to Newcastle and the reasons for their failed moves.

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