With six summer signings so far, Newcastle United have been one of the most active teams in the transfer window.

The additions of Siem de Jong, Jack Colback, Ayoze Perez, Emmanuel Riviere, Daryl Janmaat and Remy Cabella have given the Magpies squad some much-needed quality and Alan Pardew will be more confident about going into the new season with his new-look side.

However, the bulk of the spending has now been done and Toon fans shouldn’t expect another flurry of signings. Another striker may still be on Pardew’s shopping list but only when the Geordies return to England after their pre-season globetrotting.

With Pardew set to play a 4-5-1 system next season, three strikers is the bare minimum for Newcastle. Riviere looks set to be first choice when the season begins, with Papiss Cisse also available for consideration when he returns from a knee injury. Ayoze Perez, Adam Campbell and Adam Armstrong provide youthful backup, while Siem de Jong can also fill the centre forward role.

Ideally, Pardew would like to get another big name on board for his attack. Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has been rumoured of late but is probably out of Newcastle’s price range.

Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette is set to stay in France while Pierre-Michel Lasogga has signed a permanent deal at Hamburg, so a new name will have to be decided upon if the Magpies are to bring in another striker.

Whatever transfer activity occurs at St James’ Park before the new season, it will come after Newcastle return to England after their pre-season tour of New Zealand – and possibly the Schalke Cup in Germany early next month.


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  1. guest

    So other than your own opinion, do you have any grounds whatsoever for your headline?!? Thought not! Garbage in other words

  2. Guest

    Precisely – sorry author, but where is there any validation in what you 'suspect'?

  3. Mrmcgee

    Also, you go from 'not expecting more business' to 'whatever new activity will wait until they get back from New Zealand'. Utter tosh I'm afraid. Terrible journalism!!!

  4. @amacdee

    This article has all the hallmarks of a leaked message coming from fortress SJP where Wendy and her gang spin stuff out but distance themselves in case of a shltstorm response.

    There will be hell to pay if the Fatman thinks he can get away with just spending the Cabaye, Debuchy, Tav on players without dipping in to NUFC profits. If you think the season ticket sales are below expectation then just wait and see what happens next if you under invest.


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