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Newcastle Committed To Adding Two Attackers By Close Of Window – Report



Eddie Howe has been assured that two new attackers will arrive on Tyneside before the window ends next month according to The Chronicle. High-level transfer talks have been convened this week.

Newcastle’s recruitment drive has been stuck in neutral after a promising start. The club completed three transfers prior to the pre-season but frustration has reigned since then.

Howe spoke about the window to Sky Sports on Tuesday and expressed Newcastle’s commitment to adding quality up front:

“It’s no secret we’ve been looking at a couple of attackers who could make a difference. Players with different profiles.

“We are still looking for one or two players that can make a difference for us. We won’t stop.”

The latest object of Newcastle’s desire, James Maddison, has been met with a familiar refrain as two bids were rejected this week. Newcastle and Leicester remain at least £10m apart in their valuation of the playmaker.

Without breaking character and bidding above their comfort level, Newcastle will most likely be forced to move onto other targets yet again. Who the sights will turn to next is anyone’s guess as the initial Maddison bid seemed to materialize out of nowhere.

There could be other unknown targets Newcastle are eyeing. While there is still plenty of time to add two players, the season will kick off on Saturday with the stated goal of the window – adding attackers – still to be completed.

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112 comments so far

  • CLINT FLICK

    Aug 3, 2022 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #1

    A

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Aug 3, 2022 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #2

    -Ha!

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  • lochinvar

    Aug 3, 2022 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #3

    Wake up and smell the coffee

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Aug 3, 2022 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #4

    Uh-

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Aug 3, 2022 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #5

    Oh!

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  • lochinvar

    Aug 3, 2022 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #6

    Clint
    Like Eastwood quick on the draw

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Aug 3, 2022 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #7

    It’s prepared and on the kitchen table, mate.
    😀

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Aug 3, 2022 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #8

    Faster than a speeding bullet…

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Aug 3, 2022 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #9

    😀

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  • Mag52

    Aug 3, 2022 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #10

    Let’s get Hudson- Odoi.
    At twenty one he has a big future ahead of him.
    Let him have that future with us.

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  • Blaydon-Toon

    Aug 3, 2022 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #11

    Oi Oi Geordie nation had a bit of a sabbatical from the blog hope you’re all being nice to each other in my absence 🙂

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  • Blaydon-Toon

    Aug 3, 2022 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #12

    @ FUBARsteve

    Read the blog on BRAVE web browsers that worked a treat for me on my iPhone

    3
  • Tyran21

    Aug 3, 2022 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #13

    repost

    Arteta: “I had it once at Anfield. The game was going there and suddenly I could only see red shirts flying around, the game is passing all over me and I cannot react. And people think, ‘what is he doing’, and I am like, ‘I cannot do it, I cannot do it emotionally, physically I cannot cope’. Everything goes too fast and I only had that feeling in my career once, and it was at Anfield.”

    Well, Newcastle reminded him that feeling. This time in the dugout, he had no answer.

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  • Blaydon-Toon

    Aug 3, 2022 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #14

    Well the season is nearly upon us with out the resounding signs of doom and gloom of the last decade and a half … time for some renewed faith and optimism if we can kick in from where we started January we should have enough for a top half finish and hoping for a good cup run – Forrest will be an unknown quantity but they should be bang up for it regardless playing at the Mecca St James park

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  • webbonufc

    Aug 3, 2022 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #15

    Mag52

    I agree he’s young enough and has talent but he gives me the impression he’s a prick and I don’t think Eddie will want him upsetting the squad.

    Let’s dream big, Maddison and Werner please. Ta

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  • Pat Mania

    Aug 3, 2022 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #16

    It would have been better if we had our business done earlier. But we’re not used to signing players who are in demand. A learning curve no doubt. And we’ll get the rest in by deadline day. Hopefully not plan z’s as well.

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  • Mund

    Aug 3, 2022 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #17

    Blaydon

    Nice to see you back mate.

    Hope all is well

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  • Mund

    Aug 3, 2022 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #18

    Bob

    You don’t need to explain mate as you were giving an opinion.

    You’re one of the most reasonable and sensible posters on here.

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  • Blaydon-Toon

    Aug 3, 2022 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #19

    Cheers Mund all good here bud – buzzing for the season to start

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  • Mund

    Aug 3, 2022 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #20

    Blaydon

    Canny wait pal!

    Proper excited and we’ve had a good preseason as well. The lads looked switched on and raring to go. We look an even better football side than when we finished last season with confidence that’s only came from Eddie and his team. We look a completely different outfit.

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  • cleveleysbob

    Aug 3, 2022 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #21

    Clint and Mund, thanks a lot. Just saw a bit of kick back, so thought I’d clarify. 🙂

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  • wilky44

    Aug 3, 2022 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #22

    Hudosn – Odoi may have the talent, but from reports, he’s not the kind of character who’d fit in with us, and perhaps his wages may be a stumbling block. Also, he has achilles issues (rupture in 2018, 2 months out last season) – that alone should be a red flag

    4
  • Blaydon-Toon

    Aug 3, 2022 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #23

    Not really seen any pre season – thoughts on BOTMAN anyone ? Pope vs Dubs ?

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  • Mund

    Aug 3, 2022 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #24

    Blaydon

    Botman is the real deal mate. He will be known in the near future of being one of the best CB’s in the league. So calm and composed with a excellent pass on him short or long.

    Pope or Dubs…?

    I’d say you could flick a coin right now as I don’t actually have any idea who Howe will pick. Pope had a dodgy one against Bentica but redeemed himself since. I still think Pope is probably our best GK but not by much

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  • G

    Aug 3, 2022 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #25

    I still prefer Dubs over Pope, happy for him to force his way into the picture though if EH picks him.

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  • cleveleysbob

    Aug 3, 2022 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #26

    Apparently, (increase salt intake) Eddie’s been promised 2 x attacking players – good.

    However, overall spend for 2022 has been set at around £200M – not so good.

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but we’ve spent £25M – Wood, £35M – Bruno, £12M – Trippier, £12M Targett, £10M – Pope and £40M – Botman.

    Total £134M

    That leaves £66M to buy 2 x attacking players.

    So, what do you believe, the 2 x player promise or the £200M target figure? It’s unlikely that both are true. 🙂

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  • geordie157

    Aug 3, 2022 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #27

    The Pope vs Dubravka one is very close to call, Pope possibly is slightly better but both do have an error in them. Although most keepers do, Allison who everyone raves about made several clangers last season.

    Botman for me starts, will need to adjust to the pace and Forest will certainly be a tough game but throw him in straight away.

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  • SPRINGY

    Aug 3, 2022 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #28

    Fubar steve,i use opera browser no problems with adverts or redirects, granted i dont use a iPhone so myt be different but myt be worth ago mate

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  • geordie157

    Aug 3, 2022 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #29

    In other news Calvert-Lewin injured haha

    Don’t want him to be injured but Everton currently have no strikers! Unless Rondon suddenly finds some form, assuming he’s still there.

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  • SPRINGY

    Aug 3, 2022 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #30

    Clevesley
    55m on one player, 5-10million to loan another maybe?

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  • Blaydon-Toon

    Aug 3, 2022 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #31

    Nice to have positive selection headaches – we are crying. Out for another striker if Wilson or when Wilson gets injured we someone to come in and score goals … Borja would be a good jack up option if we could get home on loan with an option to buy and keep out spending down until we can get the right man at the right price

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  • SPRINGY

    Aug 3, 2022 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #32

    Did any go to the Atalanta match just wondering how that zapata looked, apparently he’s available for 20m ish…just wondered if anyone thought he would be a good option?

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  • Romford mag

    Aug 3, 2022 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #33

    Welcome back Blaydon 🙂

    1
  • IrishRob

    Aug 3, 2022 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #34

    Bob I’m going with none of it is true. Lol

    3
  • check the toastie

    Aug 3, 2022 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #35

    Wud blow the lot to get Maddison but i am a complete waster. He makes us top 6, with or without Wilson

    3
  • Romford mag

    Aug 3, 2022 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #36

    SPRINGY

    I only watched it on TV

    but he didn’t look all that to me mate !

    Just my opinion though 🙂

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  • Mag52

    Aug 3, 2022 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #37

    Webbonufc.

    Most of us were pricks at twenty one.
    EH is the sort of bloke who could set him on the right path, and we would be the bog beneficiaries.

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  • check the toastie

    Aug 3, 2022 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #38

    Big Joe would have to be a backup 9 if push came to shove. Did ok at Norwich last term.

    3
  • Mag52

    Aug 3, 2022 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #39

    Or even the big beneficiaries.

    3
  • SPRINGY

    Aug 3, 2022 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #40

    Sesko looks like a big prospect…with a canny sized price tag so if we are to buy a striker,do we go zapata type,older, scored plenty with experience less money or sesko type,fairly unknown,no proven history as a goal scorer but believed to be the next “big” thing but with a canny big price tag?

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