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Newcastle Looking To Spend Big With “Most Pressing” Issues Revealed

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Newcastle Looking To Spend Big With “Most Pressing” Issues Revealed

Newcastle United are looking to spend big in their bid to beat the drop, and a number of their key transfer targets have been revealed.

A report from the Daily Telegraph claims that Newcastle will "move quickly" in the January transfer windows, with centre back and defensive midfield the two key areas to address.

The Magpies have been linked with several names since the Saudi-led takeover of the club was confirmed in October, with Jesse Lingard, Ross Barkley, James Tarkowski and Kieran Trippier all linked with a move to Tyneside.

Money doesn't appear to be a problem, with the club prioritising speed in order to get the deals done instead of adhering to a set budget.

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Newcastle have made a dismal start to the season and are winless in their opening 14 Premier League games after most recently being held to a 1-1 draw by Norwich City.

Callum Wilson looked like setting Eddie Howe's side on course for three much-needed points, until Teemu Pukki stunned St James' Park with a stunning equaliser.

PA: Eddie Howe
PA: Eddie Howe

Howe's side now sit six points adrift of Watford in 17th and face another crucial test at home to Burnley on Saturday.

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Both Matt Ritchie and Jamal Lascelles are both set to return from suspension at the weekend, while Ciaran Clark will miss the match following his red card in that draw with the Canaries.

Following the match with Burnley, Newcastle have a daunting run of fixtures heading into the festive period, with games against Leicester City, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United all to follow before Christmas.

The club will therefore be even more eager to get some business done as quickly as possible as soon as the January transfer window opens.

Topics: Premier League, Eddie Howe, Newcastle United

James Hilsum
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