Eddie Howe recently spoke to Sky Sports in the build-up to their opening game of the season in which he confirmed that the pool of players Newcastle are currently looking at was not extensive.
This may well explain why they have struggled to make a breakthrough when it comes to landing players who can improve them going forward, having seen bids rejected for James Maddison and Jack Harrison this summer.
However, Ryder has claimed that Newcastle are leaving no stone unturned when it comes to their transfer approach.
He said: “Newcastle United continue to work hard in the transfer window. We’re not seeing any sort of end product at the moment, but from what I’m learning behind the scenes at Newcastle, it is really a case of no stone is being left unturned.
“James Maddison’s a player Newcastle still retain an interest in, but Leicester, as we know, have played hardball for the past 10 days on that deal, so Newcastle will have to consider all their options very carefully.
Will Newcastle make anymore signings?
“Anthony Gordon is another name who is now back on the radar at Newcastle. Everton, like Leicester, didn’t want to sell him earlier this summer, but with injuries mounting up for Everton – a couple of centre-backs picking up injuries – Everton may need to consider any big bids to get in for someone like Gordon to reinvest it into the squad, so one to keep an eye on, Anthony Gordon at Everton.
“There’s still pretty much a month left of this window, so Newcastle will go back to other targets that they haven’t had success with initially. They’ve got a plan in place, they’re not just picking players going from one to another; they have a system with the targets they have.
“Look at Sven Botman in January, Newcastle tried to sign him then and went back in the summer, so bear that in mind. Newcastle, I expect them to have a really strong finish to the window, so expect more signings to come in the next two or three weeks.”
TIF Thoughts on Newcastle’s transfer plans…
This will be a hugely encouraging update from Ryder as it’s been a frustrating window for the Magpies, having seen several bids knocked back and top targets not making moves to Tyneside such as Moussa Diaby and Alexander Isak.
However, with still so long left to go in the transfer window, it appears that PIF are working hard to ensure Eddie Howe has all the tools necessary to make a solid push up the table this season.