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Newcastle United: Downie believes club will look to Premier League market

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Newcastle United’s transfer preference will be to bring in players who already have experience of playing in the Premier League.

That is according to Keith Downie of Sky Sports, who was speaking to This is Futbol about the club’s potential transfer business with the final days of the window upon us. 

After securing the permanent addition of three players this summer, Eddie Howe is still looking for a striker, and may now dip into the midfield market following confirmation that Jonjo Shelvey is expected to be out for 12 weeks following an injury suffered in pre-season.

According to The Athletic, Watford have rejected a bid of £25m from the Magpies for the services of 20-year-old striker João Pedro, whilst The Telegraph believes that the Tyneside club are interested in the Chelsea quartet of Christian Pulisic, Armando Broja, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Conor Gallagher.

And Downie believes that the club’s desire will be to bring players to the club who have experienced playing in English football’s top-flight before.

He said: “I think for him [Howe], I think he knows the Premier League, he knows the players he’s come up against.

“I think the preference would be to try and bring in someone or more than one player who has experience in the Premier League.

“So, I think that’s where they’re at now.

“I wouldn’t say a foreign addition is closed off, but I would say it’s more likely that they bring in one or two that are based here in the UK already.”

TIF Thoughts on Downie’s comments…

We believe that Newcastle fans will accept that the best way the club can push up the table is by adding players who could add some Premier League nous to the squad.

Downie’s theory also goes in line with the aforementioned rumours about Pedro and the Chelsea contingent, which suggests that we may see some movement from the Tyneside club in the next week or so.

Therefore, we believe that Newcastle will be more willing to recruit players that they have seen play against them first-hand, rather than potentially signing multiple recruits from a foreign league.

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  • James Stephen-McRae says:

    The only striker who looks up to the job seems to be the boy from Benfica as the other ones being mentioned have no morethan average stats, Calum Hudson Odoy, a creative midfielder and Ramos would meen a great window for us.

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