Report: Timeframe emerges over next potential Newcastle signing

Newcastle United are reportedly hopeful of signing a new player within the next two weeks.

The Chronicle newspaper has reported that Newcastle United manager Steve McClaren is hopeful of signing a new player within the next 16 days.

The newspaper suggests that Newcastle want a fresh face in place before their first pre-season friendly of the season against Gateshead.

Where do Newcastle need players?

The Chronicle has reported that one of Newcastle’s main priorities in the transfer market is a new striker.

The transfer window doesn’t officially open until this time next week, but a number of deals have already been arranged and are ready to go through with other clubs.

That shows that the Magpies don’t have to wait to go about improving their squad and can save themselves some hard work once the window is officially open.

Who might Newcastle target?

The paper’s report suggests that Newcastle may struggle to encourage Bas Dost to leave Wolfsburg where he can enjoy European football.

Charlie Austin is reportedly still a target for the club, but the Magpies will need to produce a very good offer to get their man.

It will arguably easier to convince Austin to move to the club, because Newcastle represent a chance for him to stay in the Premier League rather than playing Championship football with QPR.

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