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Newcastle: James Maddison and Christian Pulisic headline January shopping list

Newcastle: James Maddison and Christian Pulisic headline January shopping list - Newcastle United News

James Maddison and Christian Pulisic are Newcastle United‘s two primary transfer targets in the January window, according to Football Insider’s Wayne Veysey.

The Lowdown: Newcastle flying on the pitch

The Magpies are enjoying a fantastic season currently, sitting comfortably in the Premier League‘s top four and looking like genuine contenders in the Champions League – or even title – race.

Eddie Howe continues to build a formidable squad at St James’ Park and the January transfer window is a great opportunity to make more additions, with PIF proving to be extremely effective in the market without really spending their billions thus far.

And it looks as though Newcastle could be staying in England again after adding the likes of Dan Burn and Matt Targett this time last year.

The Latest: Magpies eye up Premier League duo

According to Football Insider’s Veysey, Maddison and Pulisic have emerged as the Magpies’ “top two” targets next month.

The Premier League pair are both seen as players who can ‘slot straight into their starting XI’ by the recruitment team on Tyneside, which is headed by Steve Nickson.

The Verdict: Two potential great signings

Both Maddison and Pulisic could prove to be inspired, game-changing signings by Newcastle, making them an even more exciting outfit moving forward.

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The former has been superb for Leicester City this season, scoring seven goals and registering four assists in a poor team, while the latter could thrive with a fresh challenge away from Chelsea after showing his abilities on the world stage with USA in Qatar.

Both players would add attacking pace and creativity to Newcastle’s team, with Maddison knitting things together in a No.10 role and Pulisic providing directness and trickery in wide areas, and signing both would feel like another big moment in the club’s present and future.

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