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Newcastle transfer rumours: Summer transfer window 2022

The 2022 summer transfer window slammed shut at 11pm on September 1; Newcastle splashed £123m on new recruits and received nothing from sales; Magpies signed Alexander Isak (£63m), Sven Botman (£35m), Matt Targett (£15m) and Nick Pope (£10m) for disclosed fees

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As the 2022 summer transfer window closes, we round up all the done deals and all the players linked with moves in and out of Newcastle during the closing stages.

Newcastle signed striker Isak for club-record £63m

Real Sociedad's Alexander Isak celebrates his goal during the Europa League Group B soccer match between Monaco and Real Sociedad at the Stade Louis II in Monaco, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)
Image: Real Sociedad's Alexander Isak has completed a move to Newcastle

Newcastle completed the signing of striker Alexander Isak for a club-record £63m fee from Real Sociedad.

The club awaited international clearance to have the Sweden international available for the trip to Wolves but the 22-year-old was not included in the squad - scoring on his debut three days later in a 2-1 defeat to Liverpool.


Isak had been at Real Sociedad since the summer of 2019, when he arrived from Borussia Dortmund, and scored 44 goals in 132 appearances - including one in the 4-1 La Liga defeat to Barcelona last month.

Man Utd signed Dubravka

Martin Dubravka
Image: Manchester United are targeting a loan move for Martin Dubravka

Manchester United completed a £2m loan deal with Newcastle to sign goalkeeper Martin Dubravka.

The 33-year-old joined United after four years at Newcastle, who he joined from Sparta Prague in 2018.

United's option over his permanent stay, which will command a further fee of £6m, will become obligatory depending on the number of appearances he makes for the club.

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Newcastle also have a recall option they can use in January, if they require.

Howe on signings before window closed

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Newcastle head coach Eddie Howe plays down reports that the club have reached an agreement with Watford for forward Joao Pedro.

Newcastle manager Eddie Howe had been speaking about the latest transfer rumours ahead of his side's Carabao Cup tie with Tranmere.

Joao Pedro appeared close to joining the club, but Howe, commenting on reports the deal is done, said: "I think that's not entirely accurate, but I'm not dealing with things minute to minute. I'm in the background hearing what's happening but I don't think that's correct."

When pressed on other transfer targets, Howe added: "Makes it easier (if I could tell you who we were signing). It's ever-changing. It doesn't cause me issues but it causes other people issues. It comes with the territory when you're at a big club. There's naturally going to be stories and lots of rumours.

"I've learned to ignore it, so I ignore what you write, but I think it's the best way to be. As long as you know what's going on internally that's the main thing. I'm calm on the outside, and at the moment I'm calm on the inside because the team is playing well. But I'd love to add."

Newcastle made second Joao Pedro bid

Joao Pedro is a Newcastle transfer target
Image: Joao Pedro is a Newcastle transfer target

Newcastle United made a second bid for Watford's Joao Pedro and were hopeful of signing the forward, but Everton also enquired about his availability.

Newcastle's offer was believed to be in the region of £30m, including add-ons.

Everton were made aware of the offer but reportedly failed to make an official bid of their own.

Watford were considering the proposal from Newcastle, with talks over the structure of the payments and how achievable the add-ons were.

However, the Championship club were under no pressure to sell as Pedro still has three years remaining on his contract. The 20-year-old later released a statement committing to the Hornets.

Leeds rejected second Harrison bid from Newcastle

Jack Harrison celebrates after scoring a late winner at Brentford
Image: Jack Harrison celebrates after scoring a late winner at Brentford

Leeds rejected a second approach from Newcastle for Jack Harrison. The Magpies made an initial approach earlier in the window and were prepared to pay £19m.

They increased their proposal but the clubs remained miles apart in their valuation of the winger.

Sky Sports News understood Harrison was happy at Leeds and wanted to play regularly to be in with a shout of Gareth Southgate's England squad for the World Cup.

Tottenham also showed an interest in Harrison during the transfer window.

Newcastle tracked four Chelsea players?

Newcastle had asked to be kept informed about a quartet of Chelsea players - Conor Gallagher, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Armando Broja and Christian Pulisic, according to the Daily Telegraph.

It was believed the four players could be allowed to leave Stamford Bridge before the close of the transfer window. Sky Sports News revealed the Magpies were, indeed, tracking Gallagher's availability, with other Premier League clubs interested in the midfielder.

In the end, only Hudson-Odoi departed on loan at Bayer Leverkusen, while striker Broja had been linked with a move to Real Madrid and other Premier League clubs, including West Ham.

Who were Newcastle linked with during closing stages?

Edson Alvarez - Newcastle were interested in signing Ajax star Alvarez (The Sun, August 25).

Jose Cifuentes - Leeds and Newcastle were making hurried checks on Los Angeles FC star Cifuentes after being tipped off Brighton were pushing for a £6m deal (The Sun, August 22).

Joao Pedro - Newcastle had reportedly agreed a £30m deal for Watford forward Pedro after two previous offers were knocked back (The Sun, August 23); Newcastle placed an offer worth £25m plus add-ons for Pedro and a deal was expected to be concluded imminently, according to reports in Brazil (Daily Express, August 22); Watford rejected a second offer from Newcastle for Pedro worth £25m (The Athletic, August 18).

Conor Gallagher - Newcastle had asked to be kept informed about a quartet of Chelsea players - Gallagher, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Armando Broja and Christian Pulisic - who, it was believed, could be allowed to leave Stamford Bridge before the close of the transfer window (Daily Telegraph, August 17); Newcastle made Chelsea midfielder Gallagher their prime target in the final weeks of the transfer window (The Sun on Sunday, August 14).

Goncalo Ramos - Newcastle were dealt a major transfer blow as Ramos pledged his loyalty to Benfica (The Sun, August 15); Newcastle were set to submit an opening offer to Benfica for striker Ramos, who was also being targeted by Paris Saint-Germain (Daily Express, August 10).

Newcastle asked Chelsea and other top-six teams to keep them informed of players they intend to let go as they scramble to add to Eddie Howe's squad (Daily Mirror, August 11).

Players linked with a Newcastle exit during closing stages

Bruno Guimaraes - Real Madrid wanted to sign Newcastle midfielder Guimaraes as a replacement for Manchester United-bound Casemiro (Daily Mail, August 19)

Allan Saint-Maximin - Eddie Howe had been given to green light to sell the French forward, with the Magpies willing to accept suitable offers around the £40m mark (Football Insider, August 13).

Confirmed Newcastle signings

Matt Targett - Aston Villa, £15m

Nick Pope - Burnley, £10m

Sven Botman - Lille, £35m

Charlie McArthur - Kilmarnock, undisclosed

Alexander Isak - Real Sociedad, £63m

Confirmed Newcastle departures

Jake Turner - Gillingham, free

Jack Young - Wycombe, undisclosed fee

Oisin McEntee - Walsall, free

Mohammed Sangare - Accrington, free

Freddie Woodman - Preston, undisclosed

Isaac Hayden - Norwich, loan

Lewis Cass - Port Vale, free

Daniel Langley - Gateshead, loan

Jeff Hendrick - Reading, loan

Ciaran Clark - Sheff Utd, loan

Dwight Gayle - Stoke, undisclosed

Regan Thomson - Hamilton, free

Kelland Watts - Peterborough, loan

Matty Longstaff - Colchester, loan

Martin Dubravka - Manchester United, loan

Lucas De Bolle - Hamilton, loan

Regan Thomson - Hamilton, free

Federico Fernandez - Elche, undisclosed

Adam Wilson - The New Saints, undisclosed

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