Advisor tells Newcastle what to expect in summer transfer market as ‘huge overhaul’ message sent

Former Everton CEO Keith Wyness believes Newcastle United are unlikely to overhaul their squad this summer but could make ‘a huge signing or two’.

Eddie Howe’s side have struggled badly with injuries this season, having crashed out of the Champions League in the group stages while sitting in and around the European places for much of the campaign. Newcastle are currently sixth in the table, ahead of seventh-placed Manchester United on goal difference.

Serious injuries in defence to those including Sven Botman and Jamaal Lascelles have led to suggestions that the club will look towards signing Bournemouth’s Lloyd Kelly and Fulham’s Tosin Adarabioyo on free transfers. Adrien Rabiot of Juventus has also previously been linked with a move to Tyneside.

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But Wyness, who now works as an advisor for elite clubs, has shared his belief that major changes are unlikely to be made in the summer transfer window by the Magpies.

“I think there will be some ins and outs – but not a huge overhaul,” he told Football Insider‘s Insider Track podcast.

“But they do have some injured players to come back. We’ve all heard that returning players can be like new signings, but in Newcastle’s case – they’ve got some huge quality and depth missing through injury.

“There may be just a couple of extra key areas they need to strengthen. I think Eddie Howe has done a great job and the club can go forward next season with a renewed strength and a deep squad if, as expected, they get a huge signing or two.”

Newcastle return to action on Wednesday (kick-off: 8pm) when they travel to Crystal Palace in their battle to secure European football.

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