Newcastle United ‘eye’ Aston Villa and Everton ‘target’ as ex-Liverpool man makes Miguel Almiron admission

The January transfer window is just two months away and the transfer rumours continue to swirl around Newcastle United.

Here, we round-up all the latest stories that have emerged today surrounding Newcastle United:

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Barnes on Almiron

VALENCIA, SPAIN - OCTOBER 23: Nicolas Jackson of Villarreal CF celebrates after scoring their second side goal during the LaLiga Santander match between Villarreal CF and UD Almeria at Ciutat de Valencia on October 23, 2022 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images)

John Barnes believes a renewed ‘confidence’ in himself and in the team is the main reason behind Miguel Almiron’s stunning recent form. The Paraguayan has netted six goals in his last six games and is playing the best football of his Newcastle career to date.

Barnes told Bonus Code Bets: “Almiron is a good player but he wasn’t performing at the same high-level last season because Newcastle as a team didn’t have the same confidence. Now they are playing with confidence and he is performing fantastic.

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“It has been very clear to me that he has the potential but it’s difficult to perform well in a team that is lacking confidence. I've always thought that when Newcastle would improve he would show his real level and that is the case at this moment in time.”

Magpies ‘eye’ La Liga starlet

Villareal winger Nicolas Jackson has reportedly emerged as a transfer target for Newcastle United - but they will face competition from Aston Villa and Everton for his signature. Jackson worked under Unai Emery at Villareal with the Spaniard reportedly wanting to bring the 21-year-old with him to Villa Park.

Jackson has three goals and two assists in all competitions this season and according to the Daily Mail, has been attracting attention from clubs across Europe with his current deal at the La Liga side due to expire at the end of the season. Barcelona have also reportedly shown interest in the winger.

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Terrier reports

Newcastle United will reportedly reignite their interest in Rennes forward Martin Terrier in January. Terrier hit 21 goals in Ligue 1 last season and was briefly linked with a move to the Magpies in summer before opting to stay in France.

However, his eight strikes in just 13 games this season mean interest has once again risen in the striker with Newcastle among a clutch of Premier League clubs interested in his services. report that Manchester United, Arsenal, Leeds United and Wolves are among the clubs linked with a move to the £30million striker.