Newcastle United, navigating through a challenging period due to Financial Fair Play restrictions, is actively seeking alternatives to replace Sandro Tonali, who will miss the rest of the season. Tonali has recently settled his betting offenses through a plea deal.
The club is leaning towards acquiring a loan signing, with strong links to Manchester City’s Kalvin Phillips.
However, Newcastle is also casting their gaze towards former Manchester United midfielder Fred, according to reports from Turkish publication FotoMac.
Just two months ago, Fred made his move from the Premier League to Fenerbahce, yet there seems to be potential for an unexpected return.
Newcastle is emerging as an unforeseen contender for Fred’s signature. They are preparing to ‘knock on the door’ and are reportedly certain to ‘make an offer in January’ when the winter transfer window opens.
There is also a hint of excitement at the prospect of Newcastle possibly signing Scott McTominay, sparking talks of a heartwarming reunion of the ‘McFred’ partnership in Tyneside.