Sky Sports reporter Keith Downie believes that Newcastle United will have a ‘lengthy list’ of wingers in mind to target when it comes to the January transfer window. 

The Magpies were unable to recruit a wide player in the summer but it looks as if they are going to try again this winter.

With Eddie Howe’s side scoring just once from open play in the injury-enforced absence of influential forward Allan Saint-Maximin, PIF are perhaps now willing to splash out on another winger.

Following the Toon’s most recent clash against Bournemouth, Howe admitted that such a game against a ‘stubborn opponent’ would have suited the Frenchman, so perhaps having that alternative option would have seen Newcastle walk away with all three points.

Downie expects January winger arrival

Considering that the Tyneside outfit are without a league win since the opening day and have drawn five of their first seven top-flight fixtures, Downie is expecting the club to invest in that position when the market reopens in just over three months’ time.

He told GIVEMESPORT: “I’d be surprised if they don’t add in that position. Who? I don’t know. I would imagine they’ll have a lengthy list and will just try to do what they can. Obviously, January’s a notoriously difficult window to work in.”

Who could Newcastle bring in?

The north-east club were heavily linked with a move for Moussa Diaby in the summer but his reported £55m asking price seemingly proved a deterrent. Football Insider have also reported that Howe has given the go-ahead for a pursuit of Ukraine’s hottest prospect Mykhaylo Mudryk.

Meanwhile, Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic is another name that the Toon are thought to be interested in according to The Telegraph. He was named on the bench for new manager Graham Potter’s first game in charge at home to Red Bull Salzburg a fortnight ago.

Having made just 21 starts in all competitions last season, he may look for a move elsewhere, and Newcastle could be his route out of west London, with perhaps a loan with a purchase option the most sensible approach from Dan Ashworth.

The 50-cap USA international has struggled with his own injury problems, so it remains to be seen who Newcastle decide to target, although it does appear that there is a need for a fresh face out wide.