After completing the £12 million transfer of Kieran Trippier, Newcastle will ‘decide the next two signings.’

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Newcastle have decided on their next two signings after completing the £12 million transfer of Kieran Trippier.

NEWCASTLE are making the most of the January transfer window in order to keep their Premier League status.

Newcastle will look for a new striker and center-back after signing Kieran Trippier for £12 million, according to reports.

The Magpies can’t afford to be patient in their pursuit of safety, so they plan to sign up to five new players during this month’s transfer window.

The first is England defender Kieran Trippier, who arrived on Tyneside for a medical on Wednesday afternoon.

Newcastle have agreed a fee of around £12 million plus add-ons for the full-back, who joins Newcastle after two and a half seasons with Atletico Madrid.

Since the start of the transfer window in October, Trippier has been the club’s top January transfer target.

Slowly but steadily, the Magpies have persuaded Trippier to join them – albeit on a lucrative salary.

Newcastle’s work, according to the i, will not end there, as a striker and a center-back are now on the agenda.

Eddie Howe is said to want at least two more new faces in the door before the January 15 match against Watford.

After losing star striker Callum Wilson to a calf injury, Howe is looking for a striker.

In the 1-1 draw with Manchester United, the forward limped off and could now face a lengthy layoff.

Howe can be forgiven for wondering where the goals come from now that Joelinton is starring in midfield.

Newcastle has already identified a number of targets in the back.

Sven Botman is one of them, having had a £30 million bid rejected earlier this week.

Lille, on the other hand, is adamant about not selling in the middle of the season and is attempting to outbid Newcastle.

James Tarkowski, on the other hand, is a name that Newcastle fans adore.

Burnley’s involvement in the relegation fight, on the other hand, is problematic.

As they battle to avoid relegation alongside the Magpies, the Clarets do not want to strengthen a rival.

Burnley would have to make a decision if an offer came in for Tarkowski, who is now in the final six months of his contract.

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