Newcastle transfer news: Eddie Howe keen to land exciting £8m attacker in January

In today's Newcastle transfer news - Eddie Howe is keen to land an exciting attacker in the January transfer window for around £8m.

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Earlier today, we reported on the Newcastle transfer news which linked the Magpies with a move for Serhou Guirassy of Stuttgart. Furthermore, we are also being linked with a shock move for Romelu Lukaku, clearly demonstrating Eddie Howe's intent to strengthen in the attacking positions.

But he won't stop at just signing a striker. Although we are operating under a strict budget due to FFP rules, there are options out wide that Howe would like to explore further.

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Newcastle transfer news: Eddie Howe keen to land exciting £8m attacker in January

According to a sensational new report by Brazilian outlet Bolavip (via Football Fan Cast), Newcastle have set their sights on signing the young Brazilian winger Riquelme Fillipi. It makes sense that Eddie Howe has targetted Fillipi since he is versatile and can perform to the best of his abilities either as a right-winger or left-winger.

Currently, Newcastle have two wingers our of action for a sustained period of time, with Jacob Murphy and Harvey Barnes suffering long-term injuries which leaves Eddie Howe depleted of options on either flank. While he is doing a good job at making ends meet in this area of the pitch, the English manager would certainly benefit from signing a versatile forward who could cover on each side of the pitch.

Like no other, this January transfer window will be important for Newcastle. They have many positions which need to be strengthened given their injury crisis. They have almost an entire team of players our injured or suspended, so it's good to see that the recruitment team have their thinking caps on and have located a smart transfer target in Riquelme Fillipi.

What do you make of today's Newcastle transfer news?