Newcastle 'agree deal' for Barca star

English Premier League

Eddie Howe's Newcastle United are seemingly set to soon make their first signing under their new ownership, with reports suggesting that the club has reached an agreement for a high-profile Barcelona forward.

Since their billionaire takeover in October, the Magpies have been rumoured to be planning a major revamp of their squad over the next few transfer windows, and it appears they will waste no time in getting started as they look to fight off the prospect of relegation from the Premier League. 

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According to Todo Fichajes, the Tyneside club, who are currently rock-bottom of the EPL table, has an agreement in place to sign Ousmane Dembele, which would see him snubbing a new deal from the Catalan giants and moving to St James' Park instead. 

The Frenchman was linked with a host of teams in the most recent transfer window, including Liverpool and Manchester United, but a move never came to fruition.    

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However, Newcastle may have now moved into pole position to sign the 24-year-old, despite interest from the EPL giants.  

With Dembele's deal at the Camp Nou set to expire at the end of this season, the winger could negotiate a pre-contract with another side in January 2022 or leave as a free agent in June next year if he does not agree to an extension with the Catalan giants.   

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