Premier League rivals set to beat Newcastle United to January loan signing
Newcastle United look set to be beaten to the loan capture of Portuguese Aurelio Buta.
According to reports, United have scouted the Royal Antwerp right-back since the summer, but it is Nuno Espirito Santo who has stolen a march on the Magpies ahead of the January transfer window, with Wolves expected to confirm a loan, with view to a permanent deal when the winter window reopens.
The Magpies are well-stocked at right-back this season with Steve Bruce able to call upon the services of THREE players in that role.
United signed Sweden international Emil Krafth in the summer, while having current first choice DeAndre Yedlin and Javier Manquillo on the books.
A fourth right-back Jamie Sterry was omitted from Bruce’s 25-man Premier League squad, and has been playing for the club’s under-23s this season.
Manquillo and Sterry are both out of contract in the summer, while USA international Yedlin’s deal is up in 2021.