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Newcastle reportedly set to miss out on a deal for Alvaro Morata

An update has emerged that could come as a big blow to Newcastle United’s January transfer window plans…

What’s the talk?

Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano has revealed that the reported Magpies target has opted to turn down the chance to move elsewhere on deadline day.

He Tweeted: Álvaro Morata has decided to stay at Juventus until the end of the season. No Arsenal, no Tottenham, no Barça move on #DeadlineDay. #Juventus Allegri wants him to stay and play alongside Dusan Vlahović. Álvaro se queda.”

This came in the same day that the Magpies lost out on a deal for Jesse Lingard and Hugo Ekitike.

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Gutted

Magpies fans will surely be gutted with this news as Morata could have been an excellent late addition to the squad on deadline day.

Although his Chelsea move did not work out perfectly for him, he did prove that he can score goals at Premier League level and he has been able to find the back of the net wherever he has gone in his career.

The Spaniard scored 24 goals and provided six assists in 74 matches for the Blues during his time in England, including 16 in 47 league outings. In 166 games for Juventus, he has popped up with 55 goals and 35 assists, whilst he also managed 31 goals and 11 assists in 91 appearances for Real Madrid.

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He also has 23 goals in 50 caps for Spain, showing that he can do it at international level as well as La Liga, the Serie A and the Premier League. Therefore, he could have been a fantastic signing for Howe as he could have been a difference-maker in the final third, both in terms of the goals and the assists that he could bring to the team, which means that he could have been key to helping the club avoid relegation.

This is why fans will be gutted that he will not be moving to St. James’ Park on deadline day and will, instead, be staying at Juventus. With a deal for Hugo Ekitike on the verge of collapse, supporters may begin to wonder where the club’s new striker will come from as names are being crossed off the list…

AND in other news, Newcastle now agree “terms” to sign “fantastic” £20k-p/w warrior, Howe surely buzzing…

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