Many may well have expected PIF to hand Eddie Howe yet another bumper transfer budget having splashed out well in excess of £200 million during the two transfer windows last season which helped them avoid relegation.
However, that isn’t the case with Howe insisting Newcastle won’t handcuff themselves for future windows just to spend heavily this month, despite being in a position of strength when it comes to finishing in the top four.
This hasn’t stopped reports linking them to some big-money signing such as James Maddison who they bid twice for over the summer, and Youssoufa Moukoko, who’s reportedly been offered £150,000 to join the Magpies.
Savudnra was asked if Newcastle would be looking to land a surprise this month or go back in for an attacker they tracked over the summer.
Will Newcastle finish in the top four?
He said: (54:00) “I think you’re referring to James Maddison and Christian Pulisic show ere players they looked into in the summer but because of the incredible form of Miguel Almiron that is not seen as much of a priority anymore in terms of an attacking midfielder who can offer that goal threat. Nine goals in the Premier League it has been incredible.”
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It has been reported over the past few weeks that Newcastle are not looking to spend big this summer and instead wish to attract some of the best young players from across the globe which has been them confirm the arrival of Garang Kuol and are interested in 15-year old Chris Rigg from Sunderland.
However, Howe has confirmed that he and the club are looking at the transfer market, so he hasn’t ruled any moves out this month, although he did admit that nothing was currently imminent for his side.
If the Magpies don’t strengthen and believe the current squad has enough quality and depth to challenge for the top four they could be in for a shock because they’re only an injury to Sven Botman and Bruno Guimaraes away from struggling to field a side even good enough for the top 10 nevermind top four given their lack of depth.