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The five positions Newcastle United are targeting this January revealed

The five positions Newcastle United are targeting this January revealed

Newcastle takeover complete

In case you have been under a rock, or avoiding football during the international break, Newcastle United’s long-awaited takeover by the Saudi Public investment fund has finally been confirmed, making their new owners the wealthiest in the world.

Amanda Staveley, spokesperson for the takeover, has already set out the targets for the club in the coming years in an interview, revealing that she wanted to see the club at the top of the Premier League, but stressing that it was a 10-15 year project and would not occur overnight.

However, there will be movement in January.

The positions Newcastle are targeting revealed

Of course, Newcastle United currently languish in 19th place, having failed to win a game in their opening 7 clashes of the season. While speculation surrounding the future of manager Steve Bruce continues to circulate, they clearly need additions in January too if they are going to avoid a rather humiliating relegation given the takeover.

As already reported, one of their primary targets this January is Burnley defender James Tarkowski, who will have six months left on his contract at Turf Moor come the transfer window.

However, this is by no means the only work Newcastle plan on doing at the beginning of 2022, with the Telegraph also reporting that:

The club will also look to sign at least one full-back, a central-midfield player, a winger and a centre forward but there is no limit at this stage on the number of signings they can make.

Should they complete the signings of Premier League experienced players with similar caliber to Tarkowski in each of these positions, in addition to the likes of Joe Willock and Alan Saint-Maximin, they should comfortably survive.

Will they pull it off though?

Read more:

Revealed: How much it will cost for Newcastle United to sack Steve Bruce

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This article was edited by Josh Barker.

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1 Chelsea FC 12 26 29
2 Manchester City 12 19 26
3 Liverpool FC 12 24 25
4 West Ham United 12 9 23
5 Arsenal FC 12 -4 20
6 Wolverhampton Wanderers 12 0 19
7 Tottenham Hotspur 12 -6 19
8 Manchester United 12 -1 17
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 12 -2 17
10 Crystal Palace 12 1 16
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12 Leicester City 12 -5 15
13 Southampton FC 12 -3 14
14 Brentford FC 12 -1 13
15 Aston Villa 12 -4 13
16 Watford FC 12 -4 13
17 Leeds United 12 -8 11
18 Burnley FC 12 -6 9
19 Norwich City 12 -20 8
20 Newcastle United 12 -12 6

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James, Reece Chelsea FC 4
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