Newcastle United will receive a high grade for their recent transfer activity.
Newcastle United needed to make some big moves this summer in order to strengthen the squad ahead of the 2020-21 campaign, and they did just that.
With Callum Wilson on Tyneside finalizing his deal, and deals for Ryan Fraser and Jamal Lewis set to follow suit in a few days, Newcastle United landed all their primary targets in the final third and at left-back.
Newcastle United added Mark Gillespie, Jeff Hendrick, and Matty Longstaff for free earlier this summer, so in total the Magpies’ front office will have spent £33.5m on six players that add more depth and quality to the team.
Furthermore, all six players are domestic talents who need no time adapting to English football, which is crucial in terms of players having immediate impacts.
Aside from Gillespie, the other five players all have Premier League experience under their belts, especially the duo of Fraser and Wilson. The former Bournemouth teammates are expected to have big seasons at St. James’ Park.
Wilson has 30 goals and 12 assists to his name over the last three seasons, and it was only two seasons ago that Fraser was directly involved in 21 goals with seven goals and 14 assists.
That being said, where does this transfer activity rank Newcastle United when compared to the rest of the Premier League? Opinions will differ on this topic, but Newcastle United have had the third best summer window in the top flight.
It is an odd feeling praising Newcastle United this highly for their transfer activity, but they had a solid window. Only Chelsea and Everton conducted better, high profile business that will transform their squads.
It will be interesting to see how things play out this season, but Newcastle United injected enough talent to fight for a top ten finish.
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