There’s no way Newcastle are going to spend money this summer like it grew on trees, mirroring what clubs like Manchester City and Chelsea have done with their signings in the past.
It’s almost like they were showing off their wealth.
So all these reports of Newcastle signing players this summer like Neymar and Mbappé are way off the mark.
We expect something like we did in January, bringing in about four new first-team players.
But we may need to pay up to £60M or so, to bring in a new striker, the position may have been our biggest weakness since Wilson was injured.
Then we would have Wood, Wilson, and the new striker, and we know Callum will be fit for only half a season.
Wood is a lot better than people think, but yes – the New Zealander needs to score more goals, but those should come as he plays more games for Newcastle.
This is what Eddie Howe has said in the Independent about Newcastle’s upcoming summer transfer window:
“I am happy with this squad while acknowledging that time never stands still.”
“You have to continue to improve and evolve, so I have no problem looking outward and saying we do need certain things.”
“But I do not think it will be the revolution that everyone thinks it will be, and it can’t be because we are under financial restrictions.”
“It is not just a case of signing anybody, and that would never be the way I work anyway.”
“Every individual has to fit within the structure of the team and make the team better, not just the individual.”
“That is fundamental to our future, so for all those different reasons, I do not think it will ever be a case of wholesale changes.”
We really hope we can continue our winning ways against a good Leicester City side on Sunday.
They successfully reached the semi-final of the Europa Conference League last night with a 2-1 win at PSV Eindhoven,
Here’s where we stand in the Premier League before the weekend games.