Another day, another new piece on Newcastle United’s January transfer plans. This time, it comes from The Telegraph’s Luke Edwards.
Despite initial suggestions being that our new owners would release around £50m for new signings, it’s now believed that our spending this winter could ‘closer to the £100m mark’.
It’s also reported that Eddie Howe is eyeing as many as SIX new signings this winter, with a right-back (Trippier), two new centre-backs – ideally with pace and/or ability on the ball – a left-back, central midfielder and striker to ease our overreliance on Callum Wilson all wanted.
The piece then names a whole host of players from each position who are under consideration, with a few new names (Max Aarons) and some other familiar ones from previous transfer windows (Rob Holding, Romain Perraud, Hamza Choudhury and Eddie Nketiah) popping up.
Here’s every player mentioned in the piece:
Centre-backs: Sven Botman (Lille), James Tarkowski (Burnley), Lloyd Kelly (Bournemouth), Rob Holding (Arsenal), Nat Phillips (Liverpool), Mason Holgate (Everton), Joe Rodon (Spurs)
Right-backs: Kieran Trippier (Atletico Madrid), Max Aarons (Norwich)
Left-backs: Lucas Digne (Everton), Romain Perraud (Southampton)
Central midfielders: Donny Van de Beek (Man Utd), Boubacar Kamara (Marseille), Gini Wijnaldum (PSG) Harry Winks (Spurs), Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal), Hamza Choudhury (Leicester)
Strikers: Eddie Nketiah (Arsenal), Moussa Dembele (Lyon), Gabriel Barbosa (Flamengo), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal), Anthony Martial (Man Utd)
A real mixture of options and, as the piece states, it seems we have a plan A, B and C in every position after having months to prepare for what promises to be a huge January window for the club.
It’s also stated that Howe prefers to bring in players with Premier League experience, with it vital that any new arrival hits the ground running.
If we were to sign one player from each of the above positions, who could you like to see arrive?