Newcastle transfer news: Eddie Howe eyes FIVE new signings with Nick Pope injury diverting his plans

In today's Newcastle transfer news - Eddie Howe eyes up to FIVE new signings, with the Nick Pope injury diverting his original plans.

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The Newcastle transfer news in recent days has been rocked by the recent Nick Pope injury. As the reliable goalkeeper was subbed off through a shoulder injury against Manchester United, the emerging news after the game confirmed it was a long-term injury which will see him out for the remainder of the year.

Newcastle transfer news: Eddie Howe eyes FIVE new signings with Nick Pope injury diverting his plans

According to an update from The Sun, this diverted Eddie Howe's previous transfer plans, with the gaffer expected to make up to FIVE changes in the January transfer window, which is completely unlike us. It is said within the report that signing a new goalkeeper has become our new transfer priority for the new year, hinting that we as fans could expect a new signing between the sticks early on in the window.

The report links both David de Gea and Aaron Ramsdale to St James' Park but De Gea seems to be the most likely option, since Ramsdale is still respected at the Emirates Stadium and his replacement David Raya is struggling for form. De Gea has exceptional Premier League experience and is still a free agent, being out of action since the summer.

Other names linked with a move to Newcastle in the summer include Ruben Neves, Kalvin Phillips, Ferran Torres and Hugo Ekitike. Certainly, this is the calibre of player Newcastle are looking to sign in January, as the PIF owners are forced to invest in the squad like never before to cover the obvious cracks formed by this injury crisis.

In my opinion, the transfers which we are most likely to make include Ruben Neves, David de Gea and Ferran Torres. Any other transfers are more than welcomes, but they would be seen some luxury additions - The three I mentioned are a necessity.

Which signings do you expect Newcastle to make in January?