Newcastle have four players in the Premier League's top 10 January signings
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Newcastle have four players in the Premier League's top 10 January signings

Newcastle United’s January signings have helped galvanise and build on the feel-good factor that Eddie Howe has instilled at the club.

Kieran Trippier was PIF’s first ever Magpies signing and the former Atletico Madrid man signed in the early stages of January.

Following the England international’s arrival on January 7th, it was six days until the Toon Army announced their second signing of the winter window. Chris Wood was signed from relegation rivals Burnley for £25million.

It took over two weeks for Newcastle to confirm their third signing of the window but what a statement of intent it was, which made the nervous wait more than worthwhile.

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Brazilian international and Lyon star Bruno Guimaraes made the switch from France to Tyneside, which is a great coup for the club given our precarious league table position.

On transfer deadline day, Howe was given further defensive reinforcements beyond Trippier. Boyhood Newcastle fan Dan Burn returned to St James’ Park after completing his switch from Brighton and left-back Matt Targett was signed on loan until the end of the season from Aston Villa.

PIF’s Newcastle additions dominate

All of PIF’s five signings have bolstered and improved the quality in the squad and their performances and influence on the pitch has seen four of them recognised by WhoScored.

In WhoScored’s top 10 Premier League January signings, Trippier, Targett, Burn and Wood are all included.

If Trippier hadn’t broken his foot against Aston Villa and missed Newcastle’s last two matches, there is every chance the 31-year-old could have ousted Liverpool’s Diaz at the top of the pile.

Targett has been a rock solid addition at left-back and if he maintains his consistent performances, a conversation could be had about turning his temporary move up north into a permanent one.

In the three games Burn has played, Howe’s men have been resolute at the back and only conceded one goal. The towering defender has injected calmness, organisation and quality to the heart of our backline.

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Wood may not have opened his Newcastle account as of yet, but the physically imposing New Zealander gives Howe’s side that vocal point.

As for Guimaraes, he continues his steady adaptation to the rigours of the English game. He certainly impressed off the bench against Brentford.

It’s testament to PIFs recruitment and Howe’s man management that Newcastle’s January signings have hit the ground running and will hopefully continue to from strength-to-strength.