Newcastle United conceded four goals to Manchester City yesterday and have the worst defensive record in the Premier League this season (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

From ‘highly-rated’ Liverpool prospect to Dutch ‘wonderkid’ and Manchester City ace - these are the nine defenders most likely to join Newcastle United in January

Newcastle United have struggled defensively and will look to strengthen that department in January - but who are the bookies tipping to join Eddie Howe’s side?

Eddie Howe’s side have shipped eleven goals in their last three Premier League matches and have the worst defensive record in the league so far this season.

Leeds United, who have the second-worst record, have conceded five goals less than the Magpies, highlighting the huge job Howe has on his hands in order to keep Newcastle United afloat this season.

However, the January window looks like offering a lifeline to Newcastle and will give their new owners and management team a chance to strengthen the defence.

Here, we list the nine defenders that the bookies believe are most likely to make the move to St James’s Park next month.

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