Newcastle United have been getting stuck into the transfer window with three new signings at St James’ Park so far this summer, and a new update on future transfer plans has now emerged from a reliable source.
Sky Sports News’ northeast correspondent Keith Downie has revealed an update on the Magpies’ transfer plans in the remaining weeks of the transfer window.
He tweeted: “So that’s four of last season’s Newcastle squad gone, in the shape of Hayden, Clark, Gayle & Hendrick. Still reckon there’ll be another 3-5 that could leave this window to create space for a couple of potential new signings in the eventual 25-man squad #NUFC”
The news that Newcastle still have the intentions of further improving and rebuilding the squad is something that supporters will surely love to hear, as there are big expectations on Tyneside after a fantastic second half of last season in the Premier League.
The Magpies were on a trajectory which saw them on the path to relegation after 10 winless games, sitting 19th in the Premier League when Eddie Howe arrived at the club in November as the takeover was finally completed, but things quickly changed and Newcastle went on a phenomenal run.
By mid-April, only Liverpool, Manchester City, Tottenham and Arsenal had taken more points than the Magpies since Howe’s first match in charge, while only Jurgen Klopp’s team had accrued more points than the Toon in 2022.
After finishing 11th in the league when the season was completed, the powers at St James’ Park have the opportunity to strengthen their squad further during the summer transfer window to achieve further success when Howe’s team return to action for the new season.
Newcastle have had a promising start in their transfer window with Matt Targett (permanently), Sven Botman and Nick Pope joining the ranks this summer, but there is still work to do, with Fabrizio Romano claiming that a striker a top priority for the club.
The Premier League returns in less than a fortnight’s time, so Howe and his team will need to get to work immediately to ensure that they are not caught short before the season commences.
With many strikers linked with a move to the club, it shouldn’t be too long before another new face arrives at St James’ Park.