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Newcastle United: Keith Downie issues big summer transfer claim

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Newcastle United would be willing to break their weekly wage structure for the right player in the summer window. 

This is according to Sky Sports correspondent for the Magpies, Keith Downie, who feels the Toon would be willing to go big this summer if the right player crops up, whilst talking to This is Futbol.

Would you break the wage structure for Nunez?

Yes

Yes

No

No

It is believed Eddie Howe is looking for a new striker in the transfer market with the in-demand Darwin Nunez believed to be on their radar.

However, with interest from across the Premier League in the 22-year-old striker, it is unlikely he will come cheap if he is to move during this summer’s window.

And with Newcastle’s highest earners believed to be earning around £100k-per-week, Downie feels a new highest-paid player could arrive if the owners feel it would be for the right player:

If you’re bringing in someone like a Darwin Nunez or someone like that, then absolutely I can see them doing that for like a striker,” said Downie. 

“I just don’t know whether they would do that for a homegrown player when you’ve got other players in the squad on the same level as him.”

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TIF Thoughts on Downie’s comments…

As Downie states, we feel if the Toon are to do this in the summer, they must ensure it is for the right player as they will potentially be setting the standard for the future.

If they were to bring in a star on huge weekly wages then that player, for us, must make a major improvement to their starting XI but a player of Nunez’s calibre could likely do just that.

With Chris Wood – who has scored just twice for the Toon – believed to be on £100k-per-week, then it is likely the Magpies will have to make someone their highest earner if they are to bring in a new addition to their strike force.

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