Fans react to their £58m striker being left out of the squad

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Okay so Newcastle United definitively need another striker signed during the January transfer window.

Yes, the Magpies brought Chris Wood to Tyneside from Burnley this week.

But as Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Watford illustrated, Wood may not be enough to keep Newcastle – who are 19th in the Premier League table – in the division come May.

Fortunately, the St James’s Park side are linked with new reinforcements in an attacking sense – and Manchester United’s Anthony Martial is one of them.

According to a Telegraph report last week, Newcastle retain an interest in signing the £58million hitman from the Red Devils in 2015.

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And interestingly, the France international was completely omitted from the squad for Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Aston Villa.

Given the swirling speculation about his future, this was a potentially major development.

And here’s how Old Trafford club fans reacted on Twitter:

Potential destination of Newcastle?

In a word, maybe.

Despite having the Saudi Public Investment Fund as its owner, with a fortune of £700bn, Newcastle could sign players on loan by the end of the window.

At least that’s what Magpies manager Eddie Howe revealed on Friday that signing short-term players was a possibility.

January is a tough window to do major permanent business which means if Martial leaves Manchester United by February it could be a loan deal and with Howe in the market for such players, well a transfer to St James’s Park is definitely realistic.

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