The Newcastle United shirt numbers that the next January transfer window signing could take

Eddie Howe is eyeing further new signings - but what shirts numbers could they take at Newcastle United?

<p>The shirt numbers available to new Newcastle United signings </p>

The shirt numbers available to new Newcastle United signings

It’s been a busy start to the January transfer window at Newcastle United - and Eddie Howe is far from finished in the transfer window.

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Having already added Kieran Trippier and Chris Wood to his ranks, the Magpies’ boss is targeting further new recruits before the end of the month.

Todd Cantwell and Hugo Ekitike are among the names believed to be interesting Newcastle when it comes to strengthening their forward line, while a number of defensive options are also being considered - after a move for Lille’s Sven Botman hit the brakes.

But when the new faces arrive at St James’s Park, what squad numbers will they be able to select from? We take a look...

The current squad numbers

Here’s the current list of squad numbers occupied by Newcastle United players:

1 - Martin Dubravka, 2 - Ciaran Clark, 3 - Paul Dummett, 4 - Matty Longstaff, 5 - Fabian Schar, 6 - Jamaal Lascelles, 7 - Joelinton, 8 - Jonjo Shelvey, 9 - Callum Wilson, 10 - Allan Saint-Maximin, 11 - Matt Ritchie, 12 - Jamal Lewis, 14 - Isaac Hayden, 15 - Kieran Trippier, 16 - Jeff Hendrick, 17 - Emil Krafth, 18 - Federico Fernandez, 19 - Javi Manquillo, 20 - Chris Wood, 21 - Ryan Fraser, 23 - Jacob Murphy, 24 - Miguel Almiron, 26 - Karl Darlow, 27 - Freddie Woodman, 28 - Joe Willock, 29 - Mark Gillespie, 32 - Elliot Anderson, 33 - Dan Langley, 34 - Dwight Gayle, 36 - Sean Longstaff

What’s available for new signings?

There remain a number of options available to new arrivals at Newcastle United.

While often worn by goalkeepers, the number 13 jersey is available for the remainder of the season - as are the numbers, 22 and 25.

Additionally, players could also select 30, 31, 35 or anything from 37 and over.

And of course, additional numbers could become available should any players depart in the coming weeks.