Newcastle United defender Matt Target will miss the important game against Arsenal

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Newcastle United defender Matt Target is going to miss the important match against Arsenal. The left-back has suffered a major heel injury problem at the moment.

Hence, he will miss a number of weeks of playing for the high-flying magpies. Therefore, it looks like manager Eddie Howe will surely make moves in the January transfer window.


Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe has said that Matt Target has suffered a serious heel injury. He has also said that the defender will miss the busy January schedule. The Magpies are also currently without the services of Jonjo Shelvey and record-signing Alexander Isak. However, he has said that Isak will start training with the team in a few days. Although, he has said that Matt Target will certainly miss a number of weeks due to the ongoing heel injury problem.

Eddie Howe further stated,

“Matt Targett has a heel problem,”.

“He’s been managing it for a couple of months but it’s got to the point where it’s too painful for him to carry on. When I say a couple of months, I’m including the break in that as well.”

“It’s disappointing, I think he’s going to be out for a period of time. We’re not 100 per cent sure how long at the moment but it’s a nasty injury.”

Hence, it is clear that the magpies will look for new players again in the January transfer window.


Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe has said that the club is not in the position to spend 200 million in the January transfer window. However, they are in a position to pay a certain amount for the right signings. Eddie Howe has also said that he would love a signing that instantly is ready to play in the Premier League. A number of reports have also claimed that the club is now ready to make a move for Leicester duo Youri Tielemans and James Maddison. They are also willing to include goalkeeper Martin Dubravaka in the deal.

Hence, it is clear that Newcastle United have some money at their disposal in the January transfer window. He further said,

Anything we do do in January then potentially harms us for the summer. There is always another window coming up and what you don’t want to do is handcuff yourself for future windows, so there’s a lot to consider.”

Therefore, it is clear that Eddie Howe and the owners have one eye on the Financial Fair Play situation.

Newcastle United will also know that more spending in January means less spending in the next summer transfer window. Hence, the Magpies must try to find their top transfer target within a tight budget in January. However, they are all set to sign a defensive midfielder in January. This is because of the long-term injury to Jonjo Shelvey.

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