Newcastle United’s search for a new manager came to an end on November 8th, when they confirmed Eddie Howe’s appointment, more than two weeks after parting ways with Steve Bruce.

The Tyneside club’s new management will also be looking to bring in a sporting director, who can help them take care of their transfer business.

Ramon Planes has left Barcelona and on Wednesday, Marca reported Newcastle could be his next ‘possible destination’.

Luis Campos is without a job since stepping down as Lille’s sporting director last year, after having helped them assemble a squad that went on to win the title last season. He also played a vital role in helping AS Monaco win the league during the 2016/17 season.

Genoa are in the market for a new director of football and TuttoMercatoWeb state the Serie A side had interviewed the Portuguese.

However, he is not in favour of taking the Genoa job.

Campos has a ‘particular way’ of working, which includes having ‘free rein’ of the club’s sporting plans.

TMW mention the Magpies and state ‘then there is Newcastle’, who have become the 57-year-old’s ‘real goal in recent weeks’.

The Premier League side need to bring in a new sporting director and a transfer market genius like Campos, who helped Monaco and Lille win Ligue 1 titles, seems to be waiting for them.