Naturally, the Magpies are linked with players from up and down the country as Rafa Benitez tries to lead the Toon Army back into the Premier League at the first time of asking.
Reckon Newcastle would only sign "Championship" players on loan, and can't see Fulham allowing him to go on loan (let alone sell). https://t.co/J5EzjSf1r3
— Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) January 9, 2017
However, Downie has played down the chances of the Magpies signing players from the Championship on a permanent basis, while suggesting the Cottagers would have no interest in a deal of that ilk.
That’s surely a promising sign for the club’s fans as Newcastle look to bring in a higher standard of player, though perhaps convincing them to drop down into the second tier could prove difficult.