Chris Waugh shares information on Newcastle transfer targets


Chris Waugh shared information about Newcastle United wanting to sign a non-out-and-out left back. The summer season will likely see the Magpies operating on a limited budget in an effort to comply with PSR regulations. They may decide against making big-money signings and will need to exercise caution when making transfers. After the new cash injection Newcastle received, they have to be smart with their spending.

Chris Waugh on Newcastle United’s transfer policy

Chris Waugh wrote:

“The noises at this stage do not make left-back a ‘big priority’ — especially when at least one forward and centre-half is required while a goalkeeper is being sought — and that is because Newcastle have several options there.

“Howe does not share your perspective on Burn as a left-back. The Geordie was part of the joint-meanest defence in the Premier League, playing there last season. While Hall is developing and getting increased game time. With a full pre-season under the coaching staff expected to benefit the 19-year-old.”

In addition to Burn and Hall, players with both flanking capabilities include Kieran Trippier and Tino Livramento. Emil Krafth is anticipated to remain as well. Thus, in the event that Burn is called upon to fill in for Jamaal Lascelles and Sven Botman at center back.

Llyod Kelly is one player who could figure out the issue. Eddie Howe is incredibly interested in the Bournemouth defender, who has been linked with a summer transfer to St. James’ Park. However, given the budget they have, they will look to make smart decisions instead of spending a lot.

As of right now, Eddie Howe will look to utilize the squad he has. Newcastle have had a rather disappointing season, with no real progress. Although they have participated well, they have failed to qualify for the Champions League. They have had no success in the FA Cup as well. New signings will help the club compete better next season.

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