Deadline Day RECAP: Newcastle United make ONE signing as Mike Ashley takeover QC teases fans

It’s transfer deadline day but will Newcastle United be adding to their squad before 11pm?

We’ll have all the latest developments from St James’s Park throughout the day with outgoings more likely than incomings, with manager Steve Bruce insisting he is happy with his options unless a ‘mouthwatering’ deal emerged late on.

Newcastle head into the international break on the back of the convincing 3-1 win over Burnley on Saturday night.

Follow our live deadline day blog with analysis and updates throughout the day.

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Deadline Day LIVE: Newcastle United and Premier League rivals eye late deals

Key Events

  • Newcastle United and Premier League rivals eye late deals before the 11pm deadline.
  • Outgoings are more likely than incomings at St James’s Park.
  • NUFC ins: Mark Gillespie (free), Jeff Hendrick (free), Callum Wilson (£20m), Ryan Fraser (free), Jamal Lewis (£15m), Rodrigo Vilca (undisclosed)
  • NUFC outs: Jack Colback (released), Rob Elliot (released), Jamie Sterry (released), Dan Barlaser (undisclosed), Freddie Woodman (loan), Florian Lejeune (loan), Yoshinori Muto (loan)
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Rodrigo Vilca pictured ‘on his way’ to Newcastle

The 21-year-old midfielder is set to join the Magpies today with Steve Bruce confirming he’ll be part of the academy set-up on Tyneside. 

Magpies’ favourite David Ginola says the club has ‘no future’ under Mike Ashley

Mike Ashley is trying to find the best deal around for Newcastle United. Benefit for the club? I don’t see any. 

Right now, it depends who is going to step over and  bring new stablility to the club. For me this is very important because Newcastle, for 20-years, have done nothing at all other than just swapping managers and people who are inside the club but there’s no result, no stability, no future. 

The fans of Newcastle, the Geordies, they need a future, they need a club who look promising with the players, the manager, everything.

David Ginola on Sky Sports News

The Magpies set to complete a deadline day deal

Callum Wilson - buy of the transfer window?

The forward has scored four Premier League goals in as many games since arriving from Bournemouth.

When I see the amounts of money being spent, I think we’ve done a fabulous piece of business, I have to tell you. 

He’s a goalscorer and you just have to see that. There was no doubt that he would arrive in the six-yard box from Allan’s cross. He’s had a good start. Long may it continue.

Steve Bruce on Callum Wilson's impact

Steve Bruce relaxed about deadline day

As I’ve said, I’ve been very pleased with what we’ve done before the season start, which was imperative for me. Im relaxed about the whole thing.

I can’t see me in the market unless, as I’ve said, something really, really special comes along on loan. But I don’t think, at this particular moment, we’ll be doing any more business.

Steve Bruce on transfer deadline day

But there could still be something in the pipeline. The Gazette understands that the club, which was close to signing Rob Holding on loan from Arsenal earlier in the window, still hasn’t ruled out signing a defender.

The  Magpies could still launch a bid to sign £20m Bayern Munich midfielder Michael Cuisance, despite his failed medical at Leeds United. 

The business done so far for The Magpies

There have been plenty of ins and outs for the Newcastle first team since July…

NUFC ins: Mark Gillespie (free), Jeff Hendrick (free), Callum Wilson (£20m), Ryan Fraser (free), Jamal Lewis (£15m)

NUFC outs: Jack Colback (released), Rob Elliot (released), Jamie Sterry (released), Dan Barlaser (undisclosed), Freddie Woodman (loan), Florian Lejeune (loan), Yoshinori Muto (loan)

One deal incoming...

Steve Bruce has confirmed the imminent arrival of Rodrigo Vilca at Newcastle United.

The 21-year-old midfielder is set to join from Peruvian club Deportivo Municipal.

Vilca, initially, will link up with the development group at the club’s Academy – and not the first-team squad.

Speaking after last night’s 3-1 Premier League win over Burnley at St James’s Park, head coach Bruce said: “He’ll be for the Academy.”

Will Newcastle United be busy?

Fans expecting a busy transfer deadline day at Newcastle United will be disappointed, according to Steve Bruce.

The club did its transfer business early this year – Callum Wilson, Jamal Lewis, Jeff Hendrick, Ryan Fraser and Mark Gillespie arrived at St James’s Park before the start of the new season – and there had been hopes of a couple of late loan deals.

However, the club, which is set to sign 21-year-old midfielder Rodrigo Vilca from Deportivo Municipal, could sit out the final hours of the window, which closes tonight.

And the second deadline?

What business will clubs have to conclude by October 16?

From the end of the international window on October 5 until October 6, EFL clubs can sign players from the Premier League and vice-versa.

EFL clubs will also be able to trade among themselves, but Premier League sides will not.

Can players still be sold after October 16?

Yes. Players can still depart clubs after October 16 - providing the window of the buying club remains open.

Players could also depart to the National League on loan during this period.

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