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.

Tuesday, 19th November 2019, 6:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 19th November 2019, 11:10 am

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.

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Arsenal's Nigerian striker Alex Iwobi vies with Benfica's Portuguese defender Aurelio Buta (L) during the pre-season friendly football match between Arsenal and Benfica at The Emirates Stadium in north London on July 29, 2017, the game is one of four matches played over two days for the Emirates Cup. / AFP PHOTO / Ian KINGTON / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.  /         (Photo credit should read IAN KINGTON/AFP via Getty Images)
Arsenal's Nigerian striker Alex Iwobi vies with Benfica's Portuguese defender Aurelio Buta (L) during the pre-season friendly football match between Arsenal and Benfica at The Emirates Stadium in north London on July 29, 2017, the game is one of four matches played over two days for the Emirates Cup. / AFP PHOTO / Ian KINGTON / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo credit should read IAN KINGTON/AFP via Getty Images)

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.