5. Donny Van de Beek
The Manchester United man is going to be much-talked about as the January transfer window moves closer. Clearly frustrated by the lack of first-team opportunities, the Dutch midfielder will be looking for a new opportunity to show his true quality.
Newcastle United could possibly offer the Dutch midfielder a route out of Old Trafford. At 24, there’s still plenty of time for van de Beek to fulfil the potential he showed earlier in his career.
The Magpies lack quality in the middle of the park and Van de Beek could be the ideal man to slot into the team and push them away from the lower end of the Premier League table.
4. Aaron Ramsey
Howe wants to make Aaron Ramsey one of his first signings but face competition from Everton to land the Juventus midfielder, who commands a £400,000-a-week salary.
The Welsh international has struggled to find a role in Turin and has recently been linked with a return to the Premier League. St James’ Park would be a potential destination.
The injury-ridden midfielder will add flair to the Newcastle midfield with his strength in quick and intricate passing.
3. Jefferson Lerma
Jefferson Lerma could follow his ex-boss to the Magpies. The addition of Jefferson Lerma will prove beneficial in a number of ways.
Not only has he had a great season so far for Championship table-toppers Bournemouth, but the Columbian international will add steel into the midfield and help gaffer get his ideas across in a bid to keep Newcastle in the Premier League.