- Newcastle United would like to add a midfielder if possible before the deadline
- The Magpies may need to seek out a short-term solution due to spending rules
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Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is reportedly being monitored by Newcastle as the Magpies look to bolster their midfield before the transfer window closes.
Newcastle are keen to add to that area this month but may need to look to a short-term fix to satisfy spending rules unless sales are made.
Newcastle don’t need money to get on the right side of FFP, but they do if they’re going to buy a much-needed midfielder in this window.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is reportedly being monitored by Newcastle for a late January loan deal
Newcastle boss Eddie Howe is eager to bolster his side with a midfield addition this month
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This has been a very quiet transfer window in the Premier League – dubbed the ‘ghost window’ – but many are aware of Newcastle’s need to strengthen in midfield.
Eddie Howe is short on players in that area of the pitch, with Joelinton, Joe Willock, and Elliot Anderson all sidelined through injury.
Sandro Tonali is serving a ban for a gambling transgression.
But a loan deal may need to be the way to go with Newcastle at the limit of FFP.
Hojbjerg has only made six starts this season, with his place in the pecking order weakened
The wiggle room they inherited from the Mike Ashley-owned era that had little debt, and spent little, was used up to keep the club in the Premier League. That has left them at the FFP limit for this window.
The rules are you can’t have losses of more than £105m over a three-year period but on June 1, when they enter the next rolling three-year period, they can spend again.