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Newcastle United tipped for ‘big announcements’ to come

An exciting behind-the-scenes Newcastle United claim has emerged ahead of the summer…

What’s the talk?

Mark Douglas Tweeted that “The big announcements are coming at #nufc” with a link to his INews report, which states that PIF are looking to build the club sustainably and will not be immediately eyeing superstars or ageing gems like Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey.

The report claims that Benfica’s Darwin Nunez and Lyon’s Lucas Paqueta are both ‘viable’ targets for the Magpies heading into the summer. It also states that they are looking to make key appointments behind the scenes, including a sports nutritionist and a sporting director – with Douglas expecting these ‘big announcements’ to come at some point. 

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Eddie Howe will be buzzing

The Toon head coach will surely be buzzing with these claims for multiple reasons.

Firstly, he will be excited by the prospect of the infrastructure of the club being improved upon with several key appointments being made.

A nutritionist can help to improve the fitness of his players to get the most out of them over the course of a campaign, whilst bringing in a sporting director will have a big impact on what they can do in the transfer market as they will have an expert working with Howe to get the right players in to build a winning team.

The ex-Bournemouth boss will also be delighted with the potential signings of Nunez and Paqueta as both players would be exceptional additions to the squad.

Nunez has scored 25 goals and provided four assists in 21 league starts for Benfica this season. This shows that he has been a consistent goalscorer for the Portuguese outfit, at the age of 22, and can join the Magpies to improve their options at the top end of the pitch.

Howe would surely love to work with the young attacker as he has shown that he can perform in the present whilst he has the potential to improve further at his young age.

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Paqueta, meanwhile, has been superb in Ligue 1 for Lyon. Bruno Guimaraes’ ex-teammate has averaged a SofaScore rating of 7.14 in the French top-flight, scoring eight goals and providing five assists from midfield.

He has shown that he can perform to a high level on a consistent basis in a top European league, which suggests that he can be a big player for Newcastle in the Premier League. His pre-existing relationship with Bruno also means that it could be a smooth transition for him as he will already know how his compatriot likes to play, which is why Howe will be buzzing with him being a target for the club.

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