Bookies think north east pair will be busiest on Transfer Deadline Day

The January Transfer Window slams shut at 23:00 GMT this evening and the bookies reckon Newcastle and Sunderland will be amongst the busiest Premier League clubs on Deadline Day.

Ladbrokes make the Toon Army 9/2 favourites to sign the most players on February 1 while local rivals Sunderland are priced at 5/1.

Rock bottom Aston Villa are next in line at 6s while notoriously fastidious Arsenal are available at 33/1 to conduct the most business.

Magpies boss Steve McClaren has already made some significant purchases this month, signing defender Henri Saivet for an undisclosed fee from Bordeaux as well as bringing in midfielders Jonjo Shelvey and Andros Townsend for a collective sum of £24m from Swansea and Tottenhan respectively.

And with both Newcastle and Sam Allardyce’s Black Cats facing the very real threat of relegation the odds suggest that the north east pair are likely to attempt to spend their way out of trouble.

According to reports the former have already made moves for Roma’s Seydou Doumbia and West Brom’s wantaway striker, Saido Berahino, hinting that the bookies could have this particular market spot on.

Club to Sign Most Players

9/2  Newcastle United
5/1  Sunderland
6/1  Aston Villa
7/1  Norwich City
9/1  Leicester City
10/1  AFC Bournemouth
11/1  Swansea City
14/1  Watford
14/1  Everton
14/1  Liverpool
16/1  Crystal Palace
20/1  Chelsea
20/1  WBA
20/1  Tottenham Hotspur
20/1  West Ham United
20/1  Stoke City
25/1  Manchester United
25/1  Southampton
33/1  Manchester City
33/1  Arsenal

Club to Sign the Last Player

6/1  Newcastle United
7/1  Sunderland
8/1  Aston Villa
9/1  Norwich City
10/1  Leicester City
10/1  AFC Bournemouth
12/1  Swansea City
14/1  Watford
14/1  Everton
14/1  Liverpool
16/1  Crystal Palace
18/1  Chelsea
18/1  WBA
18/1  Tottenham Hotspur
18/1  West Ham United
18/1  Stoke City
20/1  Manchester United
20/1  Southampton
25/1  Manchester City
25/1  Arsenal

50/1  World transfer record to be broken

20/1  British transfer record to be broken

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William Geldart

William contributed to a number of online football blogs before finally finding his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow alongside the rest of the Ladbrokes News team. Now indulging passions for football, horse racing, greyhounds, boxing and political betting. Supports Wycombe Wanderers and can be spotted at various lower league and non-league grounds across the country.