Newcastle United head coach Eddie Howe.

Newcastle United’s £290m line-up to start season against Nottingham Forest – if transfer rumours are true

Newcastle United will start their 2022-23 Premier League season at home to Nottingham Forest on August 6 – but how will Eddie Howe’s side line-up on the opening day?

Friday, 17th June 2022, 3:54 pm

The summer transfer window has been open for little over a week and Newcastle have already been linked with countless potential transfer targets.

They have already secured the permanent signing of Matt Targett for a total of £15million following his successful loan spell from Aston Villa last season.

But there have been no fresh faces arrive at St James’s Park so far this window in terms of Newcastle’s senior side.

Sven Botman and Hugo Ekitike have been continually linked with moves to Tyneside from France this transfer window but the Magpies are yet to reach a deal.

A deal for Ekitike is understood to be the closer to being struck and it is hoped that the forward will take his medical following his 20th birthday next week.

Lille and Newcastle are currently at an impasse regarding a transfer fee for Botman but hope remains that the 22-year-old will be a Newcastle player in time for the start of the 2022-23 Premier League season.

Taking all this into account, we have looked at some of the more practical Newcastle transfer rumours and put together a hypothetical line-up for the opening day of the season providing Howe gets all of his business done in time.

If reported and rumoured transfer fees are to be believed, this hypothetical starting line-up for Newcastle would cost in the region of £290million while the bench would be an additional £150million.

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