Newcastle have had a rocky start to the Premier League season and are currently sitting just above the bottom three.

Steve Bruce’s side have won just two of their eight league matches and were in the bottom three before their win over Manchester United in their last match.

Newcastle’s two wins have both come against “top six” sides, with Bruce picking up three points against Tottenham and Manchester United. Both were 1-0 wins, with Joelinton and Matty Longstaff scoring the goals.

After the tricky start, it is only natural that Newcastle are being linked with potential signings to improve their squad in the January transfer window. Newcastle will want to add to their team in order to avoid relegation back down to the second tier.

One player they have been linked with is QPR left-back Ryan Manning, who has caught the eye this season. But should they sign him? Here are four reasons why they should…