Newcastle have upped their efforts to land a recent striker in the ultimate week of the summer transfer window having reportedly submitted a suggestion for Rennes forward Martin Terrier alongside several others. Fresh from their 3-3 draw with reigning Premier League champions Manchester City on the weekend, the Magpies appear determined so as to add to their squad over the subsequent week.
Having moved to sign Sven Botman, Matt Targett and Nick Pope earlier in the summertime, Eddie Howe’s side have since turned their attention to adding more firepower to their forward line. Newcastle have been linked to an entire host of strikers over the past few weeks and, because the transfer window nears its conclusion, the Magpies appear to have acted on their interest in numerous targets.
Based on Peter O’Rourke, Newcastle have lodged bids for several attacking options, including Rennes striker Terrier. Nonetheless, it is assumed the Ligue 1 outfit are determined to retain the 25-year-old in the present window and are even in talks with the forward over a recent contract.
Leeds had previously been credited with showing interest in the previous Lille and Lyon man, who netted 21 goals in Ligue 1 last season. It was then thought that the Whites baulked at Rennes’ asking price for the attacker after learning it might likely cost within the region of £30million to secure his services this summer. It stays to be seen how much Newcastle have placed on the table.
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In response to suggestions a deal for Pedro had been concluded when asked ahead of Newcastle’s Carabao Cup clash with Tranmere Rovers on Wednesday night, Howe said: “That is not entirely accurate but I’m not form of coping with this stuff minute to minute, I’m form of within the background hearing what’s happening but I do not think that is correct.”
When further probed on who the Magpies could sign before the transfer deadline, Howe added: “If I knew I might have the opportunity to inform you… Currently it’s an ever changing thing… I might love so as to add to it [squad] and produce in players who could make an actual difference to the team. We’re working very hard to attain that.”