Newcastle have been handed a huge transfer boost as Crystal Palace are said to be prepared to loan out left-back Pape Souare till the end of the campaign.
The position is amongst the 4 departments manager Rafa Benitez is looking to strengthen this window – with a striker, central midfielder and goalkeeper also high on his wish list.
The Magpies are looking to bring the Senegal international to Tyneside as a competition and cover for Paul Dummett, and it seems a deal could be gotten over the line soon.
Souare, 27, only recently returned to action following a life-threatening car accident in September 2016.
The ex-Lille man knows only regular football will put him on the plane to Russia 2018 World Cup, and is also very much keen to leave Selhurst Park.
Apart from his defensive ability, Souare’s attacking instincts and willingness to burst forward and whip in crosses on a regular could help solve Newcastle’s goalscoring problems through the chances he create.