Newcastle United operated in the January transfer window as few may have not expected them to do so given their newfound wealth as they didn’t go out and just splash out huge amounts of money and try to buy some of the world’s best players, instead their first signing was a 31-year old Kieran Trippier for just £12 million.
Is a £60 million budget enough?
Romano believes that the club owners will have the same strategy this summer.
(11:50) “They want to go step by step and they want to sign talents so what I’m told is that the message from them will be the same as they had in January because Bruno Guimaraes was a fantastic signing, and this is exactly what they want to do again in the summer.
Bruno Guimaraes was wanted by Arsenal and was wanted by Juventus and many clubs wanted him for the summer but Newcastle were really smart to sign him immediately to put £45 million on the table and to break the story with Lyon and to sign Bruno Guimaraes. So this will be the model for Newcastle in the summer.”
TIF Thoughts on Newcastle’s summer business…
It’s a very smart way for PIF to do their business with Newcastle this summer as they don’t want to be taken advantage of by players, agents or other clubs, which is why reports of a £60 million budget will likely be correct and shows intelligence from the top, despite what some Sky Sports pundits would say.
It’s been reported by Luke Edwards that he expects the cub to sing between four and six new players this summer which would see a slight overhaul of the current squad, especially if the Magpie area able to shift some others off their book, with the likes of Matt Ritchie, Dwight Gayle and Jamaal Lascelles all going to be available.