Winger and striker on Pardew’s wish-list.
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew will be hoping to make up for a poor summer by investing in new attacking talent in the January transfer window, according to the Journal.
It is understood that Newcastle’s main targets over the winter will be Blackpool starlet Tom Ince and Heerenveen striker Alfred Finnbogason, a prolific Iceland international.
Ince is widely regarded as one of the best up-and-coming English talents, and was linked with several Premier League clubs over the summer despite eventually staying in the Championship with Blackpool.
Newcastle will no doubt face competition for his signature again when the transfer window re-opens, but Pardew and director of football Joe Kinnear will be desperate to add some new faces to the squad at St James’ Park, having only managed the loan signing of Loic Remy from Queens Park Rangers during the summer.
Finnbogason could be another good addition upfront, and was supposedly offered to Newcastle for £5m during the summer, only for the Magpies to pursue other targets.
The 24-year-old impressed in the Eredivisie last season, and has carried on where he left off at the start of this campaign, netting an impressive six goals in his first four games, as well as providing two assists.