Divock Origi is one of Newcastle’s ‘four attacking targets,’ according to new Callum Wilson fears.
As Newcastle’s new-era transfer business gets underway, EDDIE HOWE wants attacking reinforcements.
Newcastle United have put together a four-man attacking shortlist in the wake of Callum Wilson’s ongoing injury problems.
The Magpies are actively recruiting this month to bolster Eddie Howe’s squad ahead of a fight for Premier League survival in the second half of the season.
Newcastle has had a poor start to the season, winning only one of their first 20 games across all competitions under Steve Bruce, Graeme Jones, and Howe.
The Tyneside club is currently in 19th place in the Premier League, but they aren’t alone in their struggles and are only two points away from relegation.
Howe will be expected to steer the ship away from the relegation dogfight for a positive start to a new era under Saudi Arabia-backed ownership after significant investment this month.
Newcastle announced the signing of Kieran Trippier on Friday, their first since the high-profile takeover.
The Magpies have signed the 31-year-old right-back in a £12 million deal from La Liga champions Atletico Madrid.
According to reports, Howe is also looking to improve his central defense, with Newcastle making a better offer for Lille’s Sven Botman.
Wilson could miss the rest of the season, so offensive reinforcements are also on the table.
The 29-year-old is currently one of Howe’s top players, but his injury history is a concern, and there are fears he’ll be out for longer after his initial scan results were inconclusive.
Newcastle’s desire for new attacking talent has grown as a result of Wilson’s situation, according to the Telegraph, and Liverpool striker Divock Origi is being considered.
Origi is expected to leave Anfield for around £7 million, but his large wage package could be a stumbling block.
Dominic Solanke, an ex-Reds striker who has 18 goals for AFC Bournemouth in the Championship this season, is also on the Reds’ radar.
Newcastle has also inquired about Eddie Nketiah, a frustrated Arsenal forward, as well as Norwich City winger Todd Cantwell, with the intention of playing him centrally.
Apart from Wilson, Howe’s striker options are limited to Allan Saint-Maximin, Dwight Gayle, and Joelinton.
Joelinton, the club’s record signing, has performed admirably in midfield in recent weeks, particularly in the 1-1 draw with Manchester United.
January was supposed to be a good month.
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