Newcastle to Target Three Players in Quality over Quantity Summer Approach

 Newcastle to Target Three Players in Quality over Quantity Summer Approach

A report has suggested that Newcastle United is targeting three key quality players.

According to the Telegraph earlier in the week, Newcastle planned on continuing the pragmatic recruitment approach that served them so well in January. The summer budget would be a modest £60m plus player sales.

Newcastle approached the winter window with a flexible budget, spending what they felt was necessary on the right players. That plan could spill into the summer window where Newcastle will target quality over quantity.

Mark Douglas, with inews is reporting Newcastle hope to bring in three quality players; striker, midfielder, and center-back. He cites three winter targets in Benfica’s Darwin Nunez, Lille’s Sven Botman, and Jesse Lingard, who will be a free agent this summer.

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There is no mention of a goalkeeper with recent reports claiming it as a priority position for Eddie Howe. The keepers recently named as targets are all likely loan options in Man United’s Dean Henderson, Arsenal’s Bernd Leno, and Chelsea’s Kepa.

Loans won’t impact the summer spend too much and either of those goalkeepers could be added with purchase options included. The real hit to the budget will be for Nunez and Botman, who could combine to cost £80m or more.

With player sales, that would fit the model Edwards proposed earlier in the week. The likely plan is a flexible one where funds will be made available on a case-by-case basis with the goal being quality over quantity.