NEWS UPDATES;Newcastle United has completed signing of AC Milan super midfielder

Hello and welcome to our Newcastle United transfer news live blog. The summer transfer window is well and truly open and the Magpies are already hard at work trying to bring in new recruits for next season’s Champions League challenge.

Newcastle have now completed their move for AC Milan midfielder Sandro Tonali and Harvey Barnes following on from the signing of youth prospect Yankuba Minteh earlier in the window. They are also on the lookout for a creative midfielder and a left-back.

We’ll bring you all the latest news right here, along with breaking transfer news and all the rumours and gossip.

Elliot Anderson’s goal drew thousands of oohs and ahhs as he left Enzi Konsa on his backside and then calmly tucked the ball underneath World Cup winner Emiliano Martinez.

 

Martinez shocked the world with his elaborate celebration when he won the Golden Glove in Qatar after winning the World Cup with Argentina last year but there was no such bravado as he was left to fish the ball out of the net following Anderson’s goal. No disrespect to Gateshead two weeks ago, when Anderson scored one and made one, but this was a far cry from the International Stadium.

After also setting up a goal at Rangers last week, Anderson can now pat himself on the back after another strike and having a big hand in the second goal for Alexander Isak. But this is right up there as an acid test for any young player

Newcastle United continued their preparations for the new campaign with an entertaining 3-3 draw against Aston Villa in Philadelphia.

Aston Villa raced into a 2-0 lead after just 11 minutes following goals from Ollie Watkins and Emi Buendia, but Newcastle recovered to go into half-time level after Elliot Anderson and Alexander Isak both got on the score sheet. Although Buendia put Villa back in front just after half-time, substitute Callum Wilson equalised a few minutes after coming on.

Here are five things we learned from the Premier League summer series game at Lincoln Financial Field.

Jesper Lindstrom has a ‘principle of agreement’ over a move to Juventus, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport via Football Italia. However, the Frankfurt winger’s move is contingent on whether the Serie A giants are able to sell Federico Chiesa.

Eddie Howe was far from satisfied with Newcastle United after their 3-3 draw against Aston Villa in Philadelphia – and spent the flight back to Atlanta last night watching the game all over again.

Howe was able to hold an inquest on 22 minutes when the game was paused for a water break as players got fluid aboard amid the intense conditions. But Howe – typically – also used the cooling break as a chance to do a team talk and tweak things tactically after the return of a three-man defence saw Newcastle go 2-0 down.

After the water break, Howe’s team emerged looking much stronger as the team got to grips with the formation changes. And by half-time they had been dragged level by Elliot Anderson and Alexander Isak before the clash ended 3-3 thanks to Callum Wilson’s equaliser.

Jurgen Klopp has admitted that Liverpool were given a ‘proper knock’ after Newcastle United leapfrogged the Reds into the top four.

Newcastle qualified for the Champions League for the first time in 20 years following a remarkable campaign that saw the Magpies finish four points clear of Liverpool in fourth place last time out. To put that turnaround into context, Newcastle ended the previous season a whopping 43 points behind Liverpool.

 

Yet Newcastle are not resting on their laurels. Quite the opposite, in fact, after already spending more than £90m on Sandro Tonali and Harvey Barnes. Eddie Howe has warned that his side ‘have to improve quickly’ because other clubs that ‘did not have the season they wanted will come back fighting’.

Liverpool will have been at the forefront of Howe’s thoughts when the Newcastle boss made those comments and Klopp has, also, wasted no time in strengthening his side, having brought in Alexis Mac Allister from Brighton and Dominik Szoboszlai from RB Leipzig. Missing out on the top four for the first time in seven years has clearly left its mark on a wounded Klopp.

Harvey Barnes has said he did not need the idea of Newcastle United to be sold to him this summer.

For Barnes made it clear the club sold itself to him with the Champions League journey about to start in earnest and the Magpies due to set sail for Europe next September. Barnes has made just one appearance in the competition for Leicester CIty but is now hungry for more.

Turns out Bruno Guimaraes was wearing a bodycam for the friendly draw with Aston Villa. The Premier League have released a clip, offering a fascinating insight on the pitch with the Newcastle United midfielder.

Southampton boss Russell Martin insists all his players are ‘still here’ for the time being as Newcastle United seek a deal for right-back Tino Livramento. The Magpies submitted another bid for the 20-year-old in recent days but the Saints are desperate to keep hold of the Chelsea academy graduate.

Southampton are demanding north of £30m for Livramento, who is seen by many as the ideal heir to Kieran Trippier. The youngster impressed on the south coast before suffering a nasty anterior cruciate ligament injury in 2022.

Livramento is back to full fitness and featured in Southampton’s 4-2 win over Reading on Saturday and Martin has been using the full-back as a central midfielder when in possession and on the flanks at other times in an attempt to keep him sweet. The St Mary’s boss wants his star defender to stay beyond the summer and has played down talk of an imminent exit.

Newcastle United kick-started their Premier League Summer Series with a 3-3 draw with Aston Villa in Philadelphia. It was a restless, chaotic clash at the Lincoln Financial Field Stadium as the heat made it tough for both sides.

It was a poor start for the Magpies, who found themselves 2-0 down within the opening 11 minutes. Ollie Watkins and Emi Buendia both beat Martin Dubravka in the early stages as Newcastle struggled in the humid conditions.

However, the fightback was soon on. Elliot Anderson netted with a lovely, calm finish, before turning provider for Alexander Isak’s equaliser on the stroke of half-time.

The second-half started in a similarly frenetic fashion as Buendia made it 3-2 seconds after play restarted. Substitute Callum Wilson made no mistake from close range to again draw Newcastle level midway through the second-half

 

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