Report: Newcastle have long-standing interest in Joel Campbell - ideal destination?

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Newcastle have reportedly had Joel Campbell on a list of transfer targets.

According to The Chronicle, Newcastle United have a long-standing interest in signing Arsenal's Costa Rican forward Joel Campbell.

The Magpies added to their attacking options over tte summer by signing the likes of Georginio Wijnaldum, Florian Thauvin, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Ivan Toney, but it's clear that manager Steve McClaren still needs more reinforcements in the final third.

The January transfer window is starting to come in to the mind of supporters, and Newcastle are expected to make more additions to their squad, especially in attack.

Now, The Chronicle report that Arsenal's Joel Campbell has been a long-standing target for Newcastle, and his name has been on a list of targets ahead of the January transfer window.

The Costa Rican forward, 23, can play up front or out wide, and has pace to trouble defences, as seen during his superb displays at the 2014 World Cup.

With just 13 appearances for Arsenal, Campbell has become something of a misfit with the Gunners, and a permanent move away from the Emirates Stadium in order to play first team football could be smart for all parties involved.

If Campbell becomes available, it would be little surprise to see Newcastle make a move to sign him in the January transfer window - and his pace would certainly add something different to the Magpies' frontline, making St. James' Park a potentially ideal destination for Campbell as he looks to finally make an impact in the Premier League.

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