Newcastle eyeing striker, Ligue 1 duo & Championship star as Toon face January dilemma

Mark Douglas of iNews has written an excellent piece about the Newcastle United transfer struggle behind the scenes as the January transfer window approaches.

He claims Eddie Howe is pushing for ‘right here, right now’ answers, which he defines as proven, experienced players who can make an immediate impact. However, because of their ‘process-driven’ approach, the Saudi PIF prefers investments that provide ‘long-term value.’

On that note, the source claims that Newcastle are scouting Blackburn’s highly rated Adam Wharton, but it’s debatable whether a 19-year-old midfielder is really what we need right now. With that in mind, it’s possible that our transfer policy will change in January to assist Howe’s injury-plagued squad.


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Douglas adds that we are scouting strikers in search of a third option to complement Alexander Isak and Callum Wilson, names Kalvin Phillips, Everton’s Amadou Onana, and Ruben Neves as three midfielders with Premier League experience on our radar, and says we are ‘keeping tabs’ on

Lyon talent Rayan Cherki and highly-rated Rennes teenager Desire Doue.


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Speaking to the i, a source close to the club said of PIF’s attitude after admitting that signing multiple 29-year-olds on high wages would be “impossible” at the moment – “Kieran Trippier shows there is flexibility for the right player, but (owners) PIF are process-driven.” They want to know the long-term worth of any investment, including player recruitment.”



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