Newcastle United have enjoyed a rollercoaster January transfer window that looks set to end on a high note.
The Magpies have signed Kieran Trippier, Chris Wood, Bruno Guimaraes and Matt Targett.
In addition, Newcastle are reported to have got the Dan Burn deal over the line too.
With just over an hour left of the transfer window, the Magpies could yet get more signings over the line.
Newcastle could potentially do with another centre-back and another forward.
Now, according to Cadena COPE, the Magpies are plotting a late swoop for Atletico Madrid’s Felipe.
The Spanish outlet claims report Los Colchoneros are looking to sign a central defender in the final hours of the window.
This is partly because of Newcastle’s purported interest in Felipe – they’re apparently thinking about making a move.
Should the Magpies push forward for a deal, then Diego Simeone would try to get Clement Lenglet from Barcelona.
Felipe, 32, is a veteran centre-back with over 330 competitive club appearances to his name.
He has clocked up 94 appearances for Atletico, 142 for Porto, 70 for Corinthians and 33 for Red Bull Bragantino.
In addition, Felipe has also won two caps for Brazil.
This season, the 6ft 3in ace has made 20 appearances for Atletico.
He was a regular during the 2020-21 campaign, as the Madrid club won the La Liga title.
Crucially, Felipe also has considerable experience of playing alongside Newcastle newcomer Kieran Trippier.
According to Transfermarkt, both took to the pitch together a total of 60 times.
Furthermore, Bertolucci Sports represents Felipe – the same agency as Bruno Guimaraes and Diego Carlos.
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