The Magpies have didn’t sign an attacking player despite one being high on head coach Eddie Howe’s agenda in the beginning of the transfer window. A £25m deal for Chris Wood in January has to this point didn’t work out, with the ex-Burnley man scoring just twice since his arrival.
Newcastle were fascinated by a transfer for former Chelsea forward Timo Werner, but lost out to Red Bull Leipzig. They’re monitoring Callum Hudson-Odoi’s situation at Stamford Bridge with a view to loaning the 21-year-old winger.
Despite a necessity for additions at St. James’ Park and the backing of the club’s Saudi owners, Howe insisted last week that he isn’t any closer to strengthening his squad. “I’m really sorry to say no. I’m sorry to maintain supplying you with the identical answers,” the 44-year-old said when asked to debate incoming transfers ahead of last weekend’s goalless draw with Brighton.
“I would like to provide you a unique response but I am unable to. We are not any closer currently. Hopefully, the subsequent week or so is likely to be different.”