According to reports from the Chronicle, Newcastle United missed out on the signing of Sandro Ramirez as well as Tammy Abraham due to their strict wage limits on players.
Newcastle United have endured a largely frustrating period in the summer transfer window so far and missing out on top targets such as Sandro Ramirez and Tammy Abraham would surely have hurt manager Rafael Benitez the most, with his side clearly lacking firepower up front at the moment.
In order to improve his attacking lineup, Benitez is now set to acquire the services of Joselu from Stoke City but many suspect that the Spanish attacker is only a backup target who has been pursued after the club’s failure to land their main targets.
Both Ramirez and Abraham boast a much better goalscoring record than Joselu and now the Chronicle have gone on to reveal as to why Newcastle missed out on the signature of the duo.
It has been claimed that Newcastle did in fact launch bids for Ramirez and Abraham earlier on in the summer but the two transfers did not come into fruition as the Magpies hierarchy were not ready to break their wage limit on players, which is around £70,000-per-week – with captain Jonjo Shelvey currently the top earner at the club.
Ramirez, now of Everton, had allegedly asked for around £120,000-per-week while the deal for Abraham, currently at Swansea City, fell through due to demands for agent fees which Newcastle were not ready to agree to.