Steve McClaren says Newcastle aren’t finished in the transfer market yet – but will only move for the ‘right’ players.
The Magpies crashed to a 2-0 defeat against Swansea on Saturday to show that they are still in need of reinforcements this summer.
Newcastle have added three players to the first-team squad – Georginio Wijnaldum, Chancel Mbemba and Aleksandar Mitrovic – along with youngster Ivan Toney, from Northampton, but still look short on quality in certain areas.
McClaren, who is believed to want at least two more players – a striker and a winger – couldn’t confirm his side would definitely add to the squad, but says they will keep looking up until the window shuts on September 1.
“We’ve never finished until the window closes,” he said.
“Who knows? At the moment we’ve just signed three so we’ve settled down. We then need to look at the first few games. Unfortunately, I’ve learnt nothing today.
“Any good manager will tell you he’s always looking for players. We’d love one or two more but they’ve got to be the right ones and if they are, I’m sure we’ll be in the market for them.
“At the moment it’s Manchester United next week.”
Meanwhile, McClaren has hit back at Swansea boss Garry Monk for suggesting Newcastle tried to “kick” Jefferson Montero out of the game – by claiming his side isn’t capable.
Dutch full back Daryl Janmaat was red carded in the first half for two fouls on Montero, the first for going through the back of him and the second for tugging back his shirt.
And the Swans boss felt the sending off was as a result of the way Newcastle approached the match - but that was rejected by McClaren.
McClaren said: “I don’t think we are capable of doing that.
“We don’t have the team capable of doing that. You could see we were trying to play football.
“The game doesn’t represent that now and I don’t think there is any bad in the game now.
“Our team is a football team. I dispute that. You make your presence known and we did.”
Monk didn’t feel the sending off changed the course of the game though, insisting his side had dominated proceedings. But McClaren felt even with his side 1-0 down, it was still “even” before Janmaat saw red.
He added: “I would rather play 11 against 10 every week. Against a team that is well established and plays good football, that is something of a luxury. The game was even at 1-0, going in at half-time 1-0 and 11 against 11 it would have been a typical away performance that was going our way.”