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Newcastle United: Ben Jacobs dismisses links to Sofyan Amrabat

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Ben Jacobs has insisted that Newcastle United are not one of the clubs looking to sign World Cup star Sofyan Amrabat.

The Moroccan international is being hotly tipped to make a January move to the Premier League, but Jacobs doesn’t believe that Newcastle are one of the clubs looking to secure his signature next month.

Newcastle do indeed already have a pretty well-stacked-up midfield department with the likes of Bruno Guimaraes, Joelinton, Joe Willock and Sean Longstaff all starring in the first half of the season and now veteran Jonjo Shelvey is back from injury, so Amrabat wouldn’t be a necessary signing.

Jacobs has claimed on the NUFC Matters YouTube channel that the Magpies don’t intend to be active in the pursuit of Amrabat.

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He said: (50:40) “Amrabat, as I said, is at Fiorentina and I don’t think they’ll want to sell in January. Newcastle are not in the conversation for him but there’s a variety of other clubs in the Premier League and in Europe that are certainly looking.”

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One person with strong connections to Newcastle who will be disappointed with this news from Jacobs is Alan Shearer as the BBC pundit labelled the midfielder as ‘magnificent‘ after watching him out in Qatar.

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Amrabat was part of the Morocco side that became the first-ever African country to reach the World Cup semi-final and he was a huge part of that having featured in every single minute of the tournament.

However, Eddie Howe and Newcastle will know that the centre of midfield isn’t an area of weakness within the squad so targeting someone who’s attracting interest from big clubs across Europe may not be the best way to spend their January transfer window.

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