Premier League

Five potential signings Newcastle United can make in summer transfer window 2023

Saurabh Saket

May 6 2023
Raphinha Newcastle United

Players who could help The Magpies reach success in the upcoming season

Newcastle United have been a club on the rise in recent seasons, and under the guidance of their manager Eddie Howe, they are looking to push for European football in the upcoming campaign. The club has a strong core of players already, but there are some areas where they could use some reinforcements.

Today we will be taking a look at five names that the Magpies can target in the upcoming transfer window to bolster their squad with potential European competition in the near future. Eddie Howe has been keen on having players that are tried and tested products in the Premier League and keeping the same formula in mind, here are some names that we could see at St. James Park next season.

5. Crysensio Summerville – ST (Leeds United)

Leeds United’s 21-year-old attacker Crysensio Summerville has been a valuable member of their first team and is highly sought after by several clubs, including Borussia Dortmund and Newcastle United. To secure his services, Leeds is said to be demanding a fee ranging from £25-30 million. Having already scored five goals and assisted six across all competitions, the young Dutchman has made a significant impact at Leeds and could be a fantastic long-term signing for Newcastle.

Considering their need for both quality and depth in the squad, the 21-year-old appears to be a perfect match for Newcastle. He is no stranger to Premier League football and could potentially take his career to the next level by moving to the Magpies.

4. Kieran Tierney – LB (Arsenal)

Despite struggling to secure regular game time due to the arrival of Oleksander Zinchenko and injuries, Kieran Tierney has still managed to record more combined goals and assists across all competitions this season than Dan Burn. At 25 years old, he falls within the age range of recent Newcastle United signings and boasts extensive Premier League and European experience, which could prove valuable to the team.

Tierney is a versatile player who can comfortably slot into a back four or back five and has even filled in as a midfielder and center-back at times. This adaptability aligns with Eddie Howe’s preferences for players who can play in multiple positions. Tierney is currently under contract with Arsenal until the summer of 2026, and his market value is estimated to be around 25-30 million pounds.

3. James Maddison – CAM (Leicester City)

Kalvin Phillips Premier LeagueKalvin Phillips only joined Manchester City last summer

Newcastle United are still rumored to be interested in signing James Maddison from Leicester City in the upcoming summer transfer window. The Magpies made two unsuccessful bids for the talented English midfielder in the previous summer window, with offers believed to be around £ 35million and £ 45million with staged payments.

These offers were reportedly deemed unsatisfactory by Leicester City, who found them almost insulting. However, Maddison’s contractual situation with the Foxes means that they might have to reconsider a substantial offer this summer if one is made.

2. Kalvin Phillips – CDM (Manchester City)

Following an outstanding 2021-22 season with Leeds, the defensive midfielder was snapped up by Manchester City to bolster their squad. Despite struggling for game time this season, the player had the opportunity to display his talent on the international stage in March 2023 when he was selected by Gareth Southgate for the Euro 2024 qualifiers. Phillips started in the match against Italy, demonstrating his abilities at the highest level of competition.

If Newcastle were to acquire Phillips, he could serve as a valuable addition to the team, especially in terms of defensive midfield capabilities. With his talent for halting the progress of opposition attacks, he could provide a solid foundation for the team’s backline, allowing the attackers to play more freely. Should Newcastle United secure a European spot by the end of the season, Phillips’ inclusion would add depth to the squad, potentially strengthening their chances in the competition.

1. Raphinha – RW (FC Barcelona)

Raphinha, who spent two seasons with Leeds United from 2020 to 2022, could be an ideal addition to Newcastle United’s team. With Eddie Howe on the hunt for players with experience in the Premier League, Raphinha fits the bill perfectly. Despite his move to Barcelona last summer, the player’s lackluster performance during the season suggests that he could be on the move again this year.

As an instant upgrade to the Newcastle United frontline, Raphinha has a proven track record of delivering a high number of goals and expected assists. Moreover, the 26-year-old’s ability to contribute defensively by making several tackles and interceptions per game makes him an even more valuable asset for the team. As Newcastle United aims to establish themselves as a Champions League side, Raphinha’s work ethic and commitment to the team make him an ideal candidate for the club.

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