Trippier is a seasoned professional who has competed at the top of the game while Wood provides the much-needed experience to slot straight into Howe’s team.
But Newcastle have made it clear that they want to challenge towards the top of the table in the coming years with huge investment expected to come.
And the Daily Mail report a £25m deal for 19-year-old Hugo Ekitike is in the works.
The Reims striker has been touted as one of the most exciting prospects in French football and Newcastle clearly believe he can lead the charge under the club’s new owners.
And it is also reported that a whopping £80m could be used to sign RB Leipzig sensation Amadou Haidara.