Transfer insider Dean Jones has now dropped a ‘big’ Newcastle United claim involving the summer window.
The Lowdown: Striker wanted
It was reported that their move for Reims striker Hugo Ekitike in the January transfer window was called off after a £33m bid was accepted, so he is another one that the North East club could look to revisit.
The Latest: ‘Big’ signing?
Speaking to The Transfer Tavern, when asked if the Tyneside outfit will sign Ekitike in the summer, Jones shared that the Toon Army should be ‘optimistic’ that they will sign a ‘big’ striker as well as him:
“But I think they should also be optimistic that this won’t be the only signing they make. I think they’ll really look at that frontline. I think somebody will be moved on. And I think another gap will open up for a big man to come in.”
Should Newcastle sign Ekitike?
The Verdict: Exciting
The fact that the Magpies could sign two new strikers, and one of them being the highly-rated Ekitike, is surely exciting.
Thus, they could do with some more firepower up top to help really kickstart the long-term project.
Nonetheless, they should have the budget to do it, given that they are backed by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) consortium’s Public Investment Fund (PIF).
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