It is no secret that Newcastle United have had a tough time in the summer transfer window recently. They had started things out in exceptional fashion, by turning Matt Targett’s loan from Aston Villa permanent while also bringing in Nick Pope from Burnley and Sven Botman from Lille.
The expectation was that the club would continue to set the tone in the summer and bring in quite a few more players, especially in the forward areas, where Eddie Howe’s side struggled at times last season.
Till now though, they have not been able to do that, as moves have failed to materialise for a number of Newcastle United’s targets for one reason or another.
“It will be really tough.
“You talk about the other big clubs and trying to attract players and I just think, on the back of last season and how well it finished, the excitement of who you are going to sign, it has sort of just died off a little bit.
“The realisation is that it is going to be very tough to get players, whether it is to do with the Financial Fair Play or getting players up to Newcastle.”
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Newcastle United were one of the best teams in the Premier League in the second half of last season. And they have added Botman and Pope to that side, both very promising additions to say the least. Thus, it would be a mistake to completely count out the Magpies and what they can do this season.
In reality, we don’t really know how good this team is. And it will be interesting to see whether last season’s form was just a good run of results, or there is a lot more substance to this side.
Newcastle United managed to climb out of the relegation zone to finished 11th last season, in one of the most incredible turnarounds in Premier League history. Now, it remains to be seen if the Magpies can take things a step further and compete for European qualification spots this season.