Newcastle United may have to turn to the loan market if they want to make any signings before the transfer deadline due to Financial Fair Play restrictions.
That is according to journalist Dean Jones, who was speaking to This is Futbol about the Magpies’ potential transfer business in the final week of the transfer window.
Eddie Howe has welcomed four permanent additions to St James’ Park this summer, totalling over £120m in spending during the transfer window.
The club’s biggest transfer has been that of the signing of Real Sociedad and Sweden striker Alexander Isak, who signed for a fee in the region of £60m.
And Jones believes that Newcastle if are to add any more, they will more likely look to sign somebody on loan with a view to a permanent deal, in order to get around FFP regulations this summer.
He said: “They’ve got to be wary of FFP.
“All eyes are on them, let’s be honest. They always knew that a loan with incentives for it to become a permanent would have to be something they considered at some point.
“I think we’ve probably reached that stage.”
TIF Thoughts on Jones’ comments…
We believe that Newcastle fans will understand that given the nature of FFP regulations, the club must keep themselves within the parameters of the rules in order to avoid being punished further down the line.
Chelsea and England midfielder Conor Gallagher has been a name linked with a move to Tyneside this summer, and a loan move for the 22-year-old may be something in which Newcastle and the west London club can get on board with as Howe looks to strengthen his midfield before the transfer window’s closure.
Therefore, it does indeed seem that this is their primary aim at the back end of the transfer window.