A big Newcastle United claim has emerged on PIF’s plans for the upcoming summer transfer window…
The Chronicle reporter Ciaran Kelly has stated that the Magpies will be making additions to their forward options ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.
He tweeted: “# will bring in more firepower this summer, but Callum Wilson will still have a huge role to play. Only missed three league games – two through suspension – in his final campaign with Eddie Howe at Bournemouth. Intense pre-season was key to that.”
He linked his article in The Chronicle and revealed in the piece that the club’s priority is to make signings in the attacking positions, whilst Howe will also be attempting to improve Wilson’s fitness.
This claim will surely leave Newcastle supporters excited, as it suggests that the club will be making the signings to get fans off their seats at St James’ Park.
Attackers are the players who can get the stadium rocking with skills, goals and assists, and that is why they are often the most exciting additions during a transfer window. Supporters will be keen for PIF to find the new Allan Saint-Maximin or the new Wilson to get them standing up in anticipation whenever the team gets forward.
The fans will also be buzzing with this update because of Newcastle’s lack of consistency in the final third this season. No Magpies player has consistently delivered assists or goals throughout the course of the campaign, and this indicates that it is an area in dire need of investment.
In the Premier League this term, no Newcastle player has scored more than six goals or provided more than four assists for Howe’s side. Only two players with 15 or more starts have managed more than 0.9 key passes per match and Chris Wood – who is Wilson’s back-up – has two goals in 16 appearances for the club, struggling to make the desired impact in the final third since joining in January.
This illustrates how important it is to target attacking signings in the upcoming window, and that is why Magpies fans will be relieved to learn that PIF will be doing exactly that. They will now be excited to see who comes through the door to bolster Howe’s squad in the coming weeks and months and can look forward to seeing a new-look starting XI next season.