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Report: Howe wants 'excellent' forward at Newcastle, could cost more than Saint-Maximin

Newcastle are lining up a move for Stoke City striker Tyrese Campbell as their first signing of the PIF era, according to The Sun.

Campbell recently returned from a serious injury and he’s slowly but surely working his way back to full fitness.

The 21-year-old scored in a 2-0 win over QPR on Sunday and now he’s attracting admiring glances from Newcastle.

Back in July, Michael O’Neill called him ‘excellent’ and he looked set for a big future.


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Campbell made just 16 appearances last season after picking up the serious knee injury but now he’s on the comeback trail.

Newcastle boss Eddie Howe will almost certainly want to bolster his team’s attacking options.

Aside from Callum Wilson, there is little in the way of goals in the squad and that will need to change as they try and avoid relegation.

Campbell was on the books at Manchester City and is the son of former Arsenal star, Kevin.

He left the Etihad Stadium in 2016 and opted to sign for Stoke where he felt the pathway to first-team action would be clearer.

The Potters star boasts blistering pace and is capable of playing through the middle or out wide.

Howe oversaw his first win as Newcastle manager on Saturday as the Magpies defeated Burnley 1-0 at St James’ Park.

Exciting: Campbell is exactly the type of player to ignite Newcastle

The owners in place at Newcastle have lofty ambitions but signing stellar players might have to wait a few months.

With relegation a real possibility this season, the January window is likely to see Newcastle add a different type of player.

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Campbell looks destined for a bright future in the game and landing one of the Championship’s top talents would be a good start to the PIF era.

Whether £20 million would be enough to tempt Stoke remains to be seen.

That price might be viewed as a risk. Newcastle only paid £16.5 million for Allan Saint-Maximin. As a result, fans might feel there are better-priced players out there.

One thing that is for sure though is that Campbell’s all-action style would certainly delight the Newcastle fan base.

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