Fonseca confident transformative plan for five January signings has won him Newcastle job

Date published: Wednesday 27th October 2021 3:05 - Jonny Whitfield

Paulo Fonseca, Europa League press conference April 2021

Paulo Fonseca believes that his ambition to land five January transfer arrivals will convince Newcastle to pick him as their new manager, according to a report.

The Magpies are still searching for their successor to Steve Bruce, who got the sack earlier this month. They want someone who will keep them up this season, but also make progress in line with their takeover plan.

Indeed, while new board member Amanda Staveley ultimately wants the club to win the Premier League, the first priority is to keep them in the top flight.

Reports last Saturday claimed that Fonseca was closing in on taking the Newcastle job. Staveley had supposedly got past a disagreement with fellow board member Jamie Reuben, who wanted Frank Lampard.

However, Lucien Favre has now supposedly overtaken Fonseca as the lead candidate. A deal for Everton boss Rafael Benitez has not entirely been ruled out, either.

According to Eurosport, though, Favre believes he has done enough to get the St James’ Park role.

That is because, in his interview, he listed five potential loan signings he would make in January.

The former Roma boss expressed confidence in those players having an immediate impact on the Magpies.

Not only that, but Fonseca also made a good pitch over Newcastle’s long-term future – starting from next summer’s transfer window.

It remains unclear how long Newcastle’s managerial recruitment process will take. Still, the 48-year-old believes he has given himself a ‘great chance’.

As for the players who could come in, Newcastle have had links with the likes of Jesse Lingard and Dele Alli.

They also want a new defender amid their problems at the back and goals they are conceding.

Newcastle eyeing transfer for winger

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In other news, Feyenoord winger Luis Sinisterra is supposedly a target for Newcastle.

He has been in the Netherlands since 2018 and after being patient in his first season, he has played a regular role since then.

Sinisterra has enjoyed a productive campaign this time around, contributing directly to 16 goals.

Such form has reportedly alerted Newcastle to a swoop.


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