Newcastle United journalist Liam Kennedy has been sharing his thoughts on the current summer transfer window and the potential incomings and outgoings that could happen at the Tyneside club ahead of the new season.
This comes after Kennedy made an appearance on a recent episode of NUFC Matters with Steve Wraith, where he spoke about a range of topics concerning Steve Bruce’s side.
On the subject of the summer transfer window and the potential business he thinks Newcastle could do, Kennedy had this to say on the matter.
He said: “I’m not seeing a transfer revolution at Newcastle United this summer.
“I think what they’ll try and do is add some quality. If they can add a little bit of quality, then I think they will.
“I don’t think you’ll see a load of players going out the door and I don’t think you’ll see an absolute load of players coming in, but obviously, things can change.”
The previous summer transfer window saw Newcastle spend a total sum of £35.1 million on players such as Callum Wilson, Jamal Lewis and Rodrigo Vilca, whilst also securing Jeff Hendrick, Ryan Fraser and Mark Gillespie on free transfers.
TIF Thoughts on Liam Kennedy’s comments on the summer transfer window…
Given how some reports have suggested that the Tyneside club will only have £12 million for their transfer budget this summer, it’s easy to see why Kennedy doesn’t think there will be a lot of business taking place at St. James’ Park this summer.
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With Newcastle managing to concede a total of 62 goals throughout the 2020/21 season – more than the likes of Burnley, Fulham and Brighton & Hove Albion – perhaps this added bit of quality Kennedy said the club could look to add to their squad this summer should be in the defence, in our view.
Whether they can do that on a tight budget is another matter.