Eddie Howe’s transfer strategy made public as Newcastle target three key areas – The Telegraph

The Telegraph’s Luke Edwards reports that Eddie Howe has prioritised the arrival of a wide forward, a centre-back and a striker before all else this summer.

He claims that the club plan to bring in four of five new signings – meaning the arrival of a goalkeeper and central midfielder are also possible – however it seems we are determined to strengthen in THREE key areas before we make moves elsewhere.

Edwards also reports that the club remain relaxed over their ongoing attempts to bring Sven Botman and Hugo Ekitike to the club.

He admits that others involved in both deals are causing problems – Lille have upped their price at the 11th hour and there’s talk of Ekitike’s agent angling for a move to Borussia Dortmund – but he insists that patience is needed, stressing that it’s early days this summer

Back to Howe’s transfer priorities, it seems Botman and Ekitike could fit two of those gaps, while the likes of Moussa Diaby and Ismaila Sarr have been mentioned as possible targets out wide.

As frustrating as these transfer sagas are, we need to remain patient and trust our new owners; who have brought in the brilliant Dan Ashworth at THE perfect time.

We won’t want to set a precedent when it comes to paying inflated fees or being messed about by agents – that seems clear. But they have plenty time to get it right this summer and I have plenty of confidence quality signings WILL arrive; whether that’s Botman, Ekitike or potential alternatives we’ll have up our sleeve.

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Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan, he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC!

2 thoughts on “Eddie Howe’s transfer strategy made public as Newcastle target three key areas – The Telegraph

  1. Looks like Newcastles ‘strategy’ is to try and F up other teams agreed deals, with todays news the Toon are after Areola and Aguerd who both have deals in place for moves to West Ham…
    Who are you, Tottenham in disguise?


  2. Sick to death of hearing about Botman, he obviously wants European football so don’t waste editorial space.
    Newcastle should tell him and his agent we are no longer interested and hope his dream move collapses because they just string clubs along.
    Ekitike’s agent also appears to be in the same bracket so we should move on and quickly.


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