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Newcastle United: Pete Graves drops ‘exclusive’ transfer claim

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Pete Graves has been speaking on the Transfer Talk podcast about a ‘marquee signing’ Newcastle United could be looking to make.

Newcastle have arguably not gone as crazy as some people may have thought they would do this transfer window, having only brought in Chris Wood and Kieran Trippier for a combined total of £37 million, though both players bring Premier League experience and great squad depth.

While the Magpies have improved one key area already by signing a new striker this month, their biggest move could yet happen as PIF look to make a big-name signing to signal their intent and put their stamp on the playing squad at St. James’ Park.

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Graves has revealed what PIF have planned for their marquee signing.

“They want a centre-midfielder as well, and I heard – Transfer Talk exclusive, here – that the marquee signing was going to be a centre-midfielder, so who’s that gonna be?”

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Newcastle may have to be careful if they are looking to land a big-name marquee signing, as any players demanding big wages will also have to be committed to the cause, with Eddie Howe’s side unable to carry passengers in their fight against relegation.

The Magpies have been linked with the likes of Aaron Ramsey, who is set to leave Juventus, and Bayern Munich man Corentin Tolisso, so they could potentially be names they look to engineer a move for this winter.

Whether they end up fitting the criteria of a ‘marquee signing’ remains to be seen, but having already paid £25m for someone like Chris Wood, it could be argued the owners will really have to push the boat out in order to get a big statement deal over the line in the transfer window.

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