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Newcastle United manager urges club to be creative in the transfer market

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Newcastle United boss Eddie Howe has urged his management to be creative in the transfer market this summer to make vital signings.

The Magpies gaffer believes the club must not spend cash freely on players and instead make signings that are important. After the club takeover by the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund, Howe was licensed to spend over £80m on players.

Interestingly, the club has not been as active in the transfer market as fans would have anticipated in this window. However, it appears that the Newcastle boss prefers quality over quantity and hence the reason for being inactive in the market.

Newcastle manager wants club to be creative

The Newcastle manager penned down a new long-term contract with the club later this week. Moreover, he expressed his delight in staying with the club for the future and said-

“It’s a great feeling to commit my future to this incredible club. I’m extremely proud to be the head coach of Newcastle United and have enjoyed every moment here.”

Also, as the season has begun and the transfer market is still ongoing, the Magpies boss was quizzed over signings. He said-

“Hopefully you can see what I tried to tell you at the end of last season was the truth. FFP will impact us for a number of years. We’re not in a position to pay wages or fees some people think.

We have to be creative & smart.

“We’re in a position where if any player gets injured, we’ll be stretched. But in that area, yes, we do have players who can stand up in [Allan] Saint-Maximin & Joelinton.”

Howe’s Newcastle prepare for their first test against a newly promoted side Nottingham Forest on Saturday. Moreover, the gaffer will hope to better his previous season’s performances in this campaign.

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