Newcastle transfer news: Reliable source links Manchester United to Eddie Howe target

In today's Newcastle transfer news - Manchester United have entered the race to sign Eddie Howe's main transfer target, a reliable source claims...

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As the January transfer window is well underway, there has been a lot of Newcastle transfer news without much action from the Magpies. Eddie Howe is under a lot of pressure to invest in his squad this mid-season window, since he is suffering from an injury crisis and there are certain positions such as the defence where options are beginning to age.

However, it was revealed earlier today that Howe would take a more relaxed approach to this transfer window. It is believed that he will only look to invest in necessary positions and he will not have his transfer decisions swayed by temporary injury concerns.

Newcastle transfer news: Reliable source links Manchester United to Eddie Howe target

Well, his relaxed approach may come round to bite him in the backside. According to a report from The Athletic, Manchester United have Serhou Guirassy on their radar. The Guinean forward is a big transfer target for Newcastle United, as they seek a cheap yet clinical option to come into replace Callum Wilson. The Englishman is out of favour due to his poor injury record.

In my opinion, the signing of Serhou Guirassy fits Eddie Howe's definition of a necessary transfer. Injuries aside, Guirassy is the type of player Newcastle should be targeting. After all, given his high calibre, there aren't many cheaper alternatives on the market who could come in as provide as many goals as he's been providing in the Bundesliga this season, as Harry Kane's closest competitor.

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Some trains don't arrive twice and so Eddie Howe must snatch this opportunity before any other Premier League club does. Guirassy is the clinical striker Newcastle need to finish high in the Premier League table, and there's nothing wrong with a little healthy competition between him and Isak.

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