Newcastle United transfer & takeover news: Winger becomes available, Carroll fitness claims & Longstaff boost

Reported Newcastle United target Rony Lopes looks set to be shown the La Liga exit door after a nightmare first few months in Spain.

Tuesday, 24th September 2019, 5:24 pm
Updated Tuesday, 24th September 2019, 5:24 pm
Angers' French midfielder Angelo Fulgini (L) vies with Monaco's Portuguese midfielder Rony Lopes during the French L1 football match between Angers SCO and AS Monaco at the Raymond Kopa stadium in Angers, northwestern France on March 2, 2019. (Photo by JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER / AFP) (Photo credit should read JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Could Newcastle United make a move?

News broke this morning that Newcastle United fear Andy Carroll may not be fit enough to be handed a start until 2020 – and a place on the bench was most likely for the next three to four months.

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But that has since been refuted by someone claiming to have spoken to the striker.

It is definitely better news on the injury front with regards Sean Longstaff, after the £50million-rated midfielder sat out the last two Premier League games.

And finally, We've been granted early access to FIFA 20 - so what better than to see if you can identify Newcastle United’s players from their game avatar.

Although graphics have improved drastically since the first edition of the game in 1993, there's still plenty of improvement to be had among the Magpies’ squad as you can tell below - but how many can you get right?