Eddie Howe has made it very clear the type of players he wants to sign ahead of a busy window, stating it is “vitally important” that they know what it means to play for the club.
A number of players are expected to depart the club in the coming months with a whole list of replacements we are rumoured to be interested in and ready to sign.
With the first team squad likely to change dramatically over the next few windows, it’s crucial that we get the right kind of personalities in so that we don’t rock the boat of what is already a fairly steady ship.
Howe has used Bruno Guimaraes as an example of the type of player he’s looking for, someone who has “feelings of positivity when winning the game.”
With his January signings all having a huge impact on dragging us out of a relegation battle, it will be exciting for fans to see what other characters the 44-year-old can bring to improve the squad following today’s final day clash with Burnley.
Read Howe’s full quotes:
“It’s vitally important that anyone we recruit understands what it means to play for the badge, for the club, and carries that burden that it brings but in a positive way. All the players we brought in January have done that.
“You see the passion in Bruno on Monday after the game. You see his feelings of positivity when winning the game. He knows, he has that feeling inside of him that you need to play for Newcastle.
“We will take that very seriously and anyone we bring in needs to understand when they enter the building here what it means to everybody.”