Newcastle United’s new starting XI gallery - if January transfer window rumours are true

How could the Magpies side look after the January transfer window?

It has been a remarkable first part of a unique Premier League season as Newcastle United have established themselves as a genuine challenger for a European place.

Boosted by summer signings Nick Pope, Matt Targett, Alexander Isak and Sven Botman, the Magpies have lost just one of their opening 15 league games to sit in third place ahead of the World Cup break. Eddie Howe’s men will return to action on Boxing Day when they visit Leicester City before rounding off a transformative 2022 by hosting Leeds United at St James Park on New Year’s Eve.

Once that meeting with Jesse Marsch is concluded, thoughts will quickly turn towards the Janaury transfer window as the Magpies look to bolster their squad in a bid to continue their push for a top six place. Speculation has continued throughout the last six months and several eye-catching names have been linked with a move to Tyneside - but how could Howe’s side look if the rumours are to be believed?

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