It is set to be a busy summer transfer window for Newcastle United, and a new report has provided details on the type of players that Eddie Howe would like to sign.

Newcastle are reportedly going to try to sign as many as six players ahead of next season, when they could be competing in the Champions League.

Howe’s side have a great chance of finishing in the top four, with Alan Shearer believing that Alexander Isak’s goals can guide the Magpies into Europe’s elite competition.

However, Isak could be joined by another striker at St James’ Park in the coming months.

Newcastle want to sign a striker like Chris Wood

According to the Telegraph, Newcastle want to sign a striker who is similar in style to Chris Wood, who left the club in January.

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The New Zealand international joined Nottingham Forest on loan, and the move will become permanent in the summer for £15million. It was a fantastic piece of business from Sporting Director Dan Ashworth, who deserves huge praise.

During January, Newcastle replaced Wood in unconventional fashion by simply signing another attacker. Wood’s departure opened the door for Anthony Gordon to arrive from Everton. The 22-year-old can play on either flank, but was not a direct replacement for the big striker.

But now Howe is eyeing a new centre forward, and wants someone who can be an aerial threat and hold up possession. In short, he wants someone who can offer ‘something different’, as cliched as it sounds.

That would be a wise decision, as it will give the Magpies other ways of playing if ‘Plan A’ is not working.

While the search for someone like Wood will raise the question of why did we not just keep him, whoever does arrive will surely be much younger than the 31-year-old and boast a lot more potential.

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