If Newcastle has already recruited Kieran Trippier and Chris Wood since January 1, the Tyneside club has no intention of stopping there. Eddie Howe knows it: to snatch maintenance in the Premier League, the current 19th in the standings will have to significantly strengthen his ranks. In this sense, a midfielder and a central defender should land on the side of St James’ Park by January 31.
The Telegraph explains that the Magpies have also tried to loan out Donny van de Beek (24), in severe lack of playing time at Manchester United. But the Dutch midfielder rejected Newcastle’s proposal, in particular because of the dangerous position occupied by Allan Saint-Maximin and his league partners. The English daily adds that the track Georginio Wijnaldum (31, PSG), who has just been injured, remains relevant in the eyes of the management of the English club.