FIVE signings to follow Joel Campbell to Newcastle

According to Mirror Football, Costa Rica’s World Cup talisman Joel Campbell could be sent out on loan to Premier League side Newcastle next season.

The Arsenal youngster, who spent last term with Olympiacos and has dramatically increased his stock at Brazil 2014, is reportedly being used as leverage in the Gunners’ pursuit of Magpies defender Mathieu Debuchy.

With Bacary Sagna joining Manchester City, the France right-back has been billed as his replacement, and will allegedly arrive at the Emirates for a £12million fee.

But with the Magpies still in need of serious bolstering after their disappointing end to last season, it’s unlikely Campbell will be Alan Pardew’s final acquisition of the summer.

With that in mind, here’s a list of FIVE stars who could soon follow the 22 year-old to Tyneside.

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DARYL JANMAAT

Daryl Janmaat
With Mathieu Debuchy on his way to Arsenal, the Magpies have reportedly sourced a replacement right-back in World Cup star Daryl Janmaat.

The Netherlands international has featured regularly for his country at Brazil 2014 and produced impressive form, as shown below…

DAryl Janmaat

He also provided this dead-ball assist to Leroy Fer during a 2-0 victory over Chile in the round of 16…

Having continually excelled in the Eredivisie throughout spells with Den Haag, Heerenveen and current club Feyenoord, for whom he grabbed five assists last season, the 24 year-old comes highly rated.

But reported interest in the defender, valued at £5million, from Manchester United could prove a stumbling block for Newcastle.

MICAH RICHARDS

Micah Richards Another right-sided defender known to be on the Tyneside radar is Manchester City misfit Micah Richards.

The 26 year-old contributed a vital six assists to the Citizens’ Premier League title in 2012 – the most of any top flight defender that season.

But a combination of injuries and the rise of Pablo Zabaleta has seen him make just seven league appearances in the two years since.

Boasting brutal athleticism, aerial ability, pace and power, whilst also capable of playing at centre-back, as demonstrated in the below video, the occasional England international has a lot to offer the Magpies backline.

The bookies feel a St. James’s switch could be imminent…

But other sources claim wage demands could stand in the way:

PIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMEYANG

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Dortmund)
No, we haven’t been caught in a time-warp back to summer 2013 – despite claiming 16 goals in his debut season at Westfalen, including this sensational effort against Mainz…


Borussia Dortmund are reportedly prepared to offload former Newcastle target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang…

Often dubbed ‘The African Neymar’, the 25 year-old boasts a mixture of pace, trickery and netting prowess, as shown in the video below…

A versatile attacker with a lethal eye for goal, Aubameyang has a lot to offer the Magpies in the final third…

aubameyang positions

The Express claim a ridiculously reasonable £6million release clause, but any interest from Tyneside could soon be eclipsed by Premier League title contenders Chelsea…

Whilst the Black-Yellows claim they’re yet to receive any offers for the Gabon international…

REMY CABELLA


In a transfer saga so lengthy, bitter and repetitive it wouldn’t be out of place in a soap opera, Newcastle are reportedly planning another push in their arduous attempts to sign Montpellier talisman Remy Cabella.

The France international was in sensational form to save his side from Ligue 1 relegation doom last season, as detailed below…

Cabella

But as well documented, Montpellier president Louis Nicollin has developed a bizarre disliking for the Tyneisde club, and appears determined to block any deal…

WILFRIED ZAHA


According to the Sunday People, Alan Pardew is keen to revive his interest in Manchester United’s failed prodigy Wilfried Zaha.

The former Championship star earned a £15million move to the Red Devils for regularly producing this mixture of trickery and netting prowess at Crystal Palace…

But in a season of great turmoil at Old Trafford, the 21 year-old went on to make just two Premier League appearances before being shipped out on loan to Cardiff in January, where he similarly failed to have a significant impact.

The Newcastle manager appears determined to give the once-capped England international another chance in the top flight however, and the Express believe Louis van Gaal is prepared to sell…