Newcastle had struggled to make a breakthrough in the transfer market when it came to improving anything aside from their backline until they decided to splash the cash on record signing Alexander Isak last week.
The Sweden international arrived on Tyneside after Newcastle paid £58m for the striker, and that has likely taken up the majority of the club’s transfer budget, meaning that any new arrivals will more than likely be loan deals, according to Waugh.
Nevertheless, it appears that Newcastle definitely want one more signing before Thursday’s deadline, but could still move for two.
Waugh said: “I’d say that I’d expect them to try and push for at least one more. Whether they can get two is, at this stage, looking a little bit unlikely, but I do think they will try and get one at least, probably on loan.”
Will Newcastle make anymore signings?
TIF Thoughts on Newcastle’s remaining transfer business…
Newcastle and Eddie Howe will likely be very happy with their summer business thus far, bringing in defensive reinforcements which have seen them keep two clean sheets in the league already, while Howe finally got the attacking player he craved to provide depth and competition to Callum Wilson with the addition of Isak.
However, given their lack of quality options out wide, especially on the right-hand side, Newcastle could still ideally look to bolster that area of the pitch, although it would heavily depend on other clubs releasing their fringe players.
The centre of midfield also appears to be an area in which Newcastle need to address rapidly before Thursday’s deadline, mainly because Bruno Guimaraes picked up an unfortunate injury in their Carabao Cup victory against Tranmere Rovers – something that has slightly rocked the club and left Howe with just four midfield options to use in his three-man midfield system.