Newcastle’s Howe Eyes Summer Spending Spree

Coach Eddie Howe has admitted Newcastle United have massively over-achieved this season and will have to spend big in the summer if they are to match this season success come next 2023_2024 EPL season.

The this follows as the Magpies secured a return to the Champions League after a 20-year absence when Monday night’s 0-0 draw with Leicester guaranteed the team a top-four finish ahead of Sunday’s final-day trip to Chelsea.

Being a significant upgrade on the club’s target at the start of the campaign, all will require further investment from their Saudi-backed owners to ensure they can compete on all fronts.

Asked if he was looking forward to that challenge, Howe said: “Ask me in a few months. I don’t know if it’s something you look forward to, but the dynamic will have changed for us.

“I think we have massively over-achieved this year for where we were at the start of the season and to keep over-achieving – and that’s what we’re going to have to do to match the expectation – is going to be our biggest challenge.”

The club has long-standing interest in West Ham’s Declan Rice and Leicester’s James Maddison with both tipped to be on the move this summer.

Asked if his wish-list would include marquee signings, he added “Yes, there would be players we’d love to bring in that would be classified in that bracket, I’m sure.

“For me, it’s more about the role they can fulfil in the team, whether that’s viewed positively or as a marquee signing, then great.

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