The latest transfer link will surely disappoint Newcastle fans

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For some odd reason, Newcastle United have their sights set on a League One defender.

Newcastle United went from being a team with cautious optimism regarding their future to a team with a gloomy outlook heading into next season now that the PIF, Amanda Staveley, and the Reuben brothers withdrew their takeover bid.

With Mike Ashley still in charge, fans know they should expect a frustrating transfer window with a limited budget.

As mentioned last week, Steve Bruce was informed that his summer transfer budget will be £35m. That budget is much better than nothing, but is far from enough to properly upgrade the quality of the squad in each position.

As a result, most of the rumors surrounding Newcastle United’s transfer business includes players who will not follow their clubs to the Championship after being relegated, youngsters from top teams who are available as loanees, and players from lower divisions.

The Magpies desperately need to sign one or two strikers, a winger, and a central midfielder. That being said, the latest reports have the following players linked with Newcastle United: Callum Wilson, Josh King, Harry Wilson, David Brooks, Ryan Fraser, Bertrand Traore, Jeff Hendrick, and Connor Gallagher.

According to a new report out of Tyneside, another name has been added to that list: Rob Dickie. The Magpies’ interest in the 24-year-old defender makes no sense, and spending 3m on the Oxford United captain would be a waste of precious funds while trying to operate in a competitive market with financial limitations.

Newcastle United have a solid core of central defenders in Jamaal Lascelles, Federico Fernandez, Fabian Schar, Ciaran Clark, and Florian Lejeune. Dickie’s odds of starting games, or even climbing up from the bottom of the pecking order, would be slim to none.

This signing would essentially be pointless for both parties. West Brom, Fulham, and Leeds United are reportedly interested in Dickie. The Toon should let the top flight newbies battle it out.

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The top priority for the club should be to sign players who have a few seasons of Premier League action under their belts, especially on the front line.