The 10 players tipped to be Eddie Howe’s Newcastle United transfer Christmas list - gallery
Could the Magpies manager be set for some belated Christmas presents next month?
Eddie Howe has already been asked the question as he met the local and national media ahead of Newcastle United’s Boxing Day visit to Leicester City.
What would the Magpies manager want for Christmas? His answer was as professional as always, as he responded: “I certainly haven’t asked for anything but my quest for points will remain undiminished”.
But what if Howe got greedy? What if the former Bournemouth boss did desire something more than just wins against Leicester and Leeds United and wanted to have some new additions to his squad when the January transfer window opens for business next week?
It’s that time of year again. Transfer speculation increases, news outlets become more frenzied and managers become increasingly frustrated with questions about potential targets or players that may be leaving the club in the near future. With the transfer window now just a week away, NewcastleWorld looks at ten players that could make an ideal - and admittedly belated - Christmas present for the Magpies boss.