Newcastle United make January transfer breakthrough with forward set to sign – report

Newcastle United have reportedly had a transfer breakthrough with the news England youth international forward Ademola Lookman will sign on loan this month.

ROCHDALE, ENGLAND - JANUARY 04: Steve Bruce, Manager of Newcastle United looks on prior to the FA Cup Third Round match between Rochdale AFC and Newcastle United at Spotland Stadium on January 04, 2020 in Rochdale, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
ROCHDALE, ENGLAND - JANUARY 04: Steve Bruce, Manager of Newcastle United looks on prior to the FA Cup Third Round match between Rochdale AFC and Newcastle United at Spotland Stadium on January 04, 2020 in Rochdale, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

According to a Football Insider exclusive, United have “reached an agreement” to sign the RB Leipzig winger “following a breakthrough in negotiations”.

The report claims the Magpies are confident of completing the deal in the next few days after reaching a “broad agreement” with the Bundesliga outfit.

Lookman, signed last summer from Everton in a £22million deal, has found his Bundesliga opportunities limited, and is reportedly keen to move in this window.

The Gazette understands Newcastle are looking for a loan with an option, and NOT an obligation, to buy Lookman.

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Speaking about the transfer window, Steve Bruce said: “We’ve had a couple of knock-backs already. We’ll keep working away. It’s very, very difficult. I won’t just bring in players for the sake of it. We’ll see what the next two or three weeks bring.”