St James' Park. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)St James' Park. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
St James' Park. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Newcastle United rumours: Double first team exit on the cards, South American Toon target open to summer transfer

Former Newcastle United hero Chris Waddle has outlined what he believes the Toon Army need to bring in in the transfer window if they are to kick on next season – but it wont come cheap.

There has been much speculation over how much the Magpies will have available to spend on fresh faces this summer, but Waddles has argued that they really need to splash the cash.

Speaking to Betting Expert, he said: “They had a good finish to the season. Steve Bruce had a good run and got well away from any talk of relegation. He’s got a good crop of players there.

"Let’s be honest with Newcastle, mid-table’s a good position for them. They don’t spend money like other teams.

"They need a goal scorer. Wilson’s been injured a lot - if he played the full season he might get the 20 goals you’re looking for. Joelinton’s never hit the ground running, so there’s not many people who’ll chip in with goals if Wilson’s not playing.

"It’s always a 1-0 or 2-1, and it’s very hard when you’re going out and thinking ‘we’re going to have to score one goal to hold on and win a game’.

"I think Steve makes the most of what he’s got. If he’s let loose with the chequebook to go and buy two strikers, around the £30-40m mark, then you’ve got a chance.

"Realistically, it’ll be much the same for Newcastle this season.

"They might get two or three players in for not a lot of money, hoping they can help the team away from relegation.”

We’ve gathered the best of today’s Premier League speculation below…

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