The Magpies have made just three signings so far this summer, but it is thought that the club will bring in more faces this summer.
What’s the latest on Newcastle?
Eddie Howe’s side have been linked with numerous players over the summer, but have only been able to secure the signings of Lille’s Sven Botman, Burnley’s Nick Pope, and Matt Targett whose loan deal from Aston Villa last season has now been made permanent.
Leicester City attacking midfielder James Maddison is the latest in a long line of attacking reinforcements linked with a move to St. James’ Park, with the Foxes reportedly turning down a fee of just over £40m from the Magpies for the 25-year-old, with Brendan Rodgers’ side demanding a fee close to £60m.
And Downie believes that Howe will still get two more additions this summer, with at least one of them being a loan deal.
What has Downie said about Newcastle?
He told GIVEMESPORT: “Whether it’s a permanent deal or a loan we’ll have to wait and see.
“I’ve been saying this all window long, but I still fully expect them to bring in a striker and a winger before the window’s out.
“I would be amazed if both of them are permanent signings, unless they’re able to keep the prices down.
“I still would expect one to be permanent and one to be a loan.”
What will happen at Newcastle?
Alongside Maddison, Barnes, and Gordon, the Magpies have been linked with a number of young starlets this summer, with Howe and PIF struggling to get more signings through the door, following the kick-off of the Premier League season.
According to the Express, both Liverpool and Newcastle have been scouting Sheffield United youngster Will Osula, though the report also states that staff at the Blades have been impressed with the 18-year-old’s performances and he might get more playing time at Bramall Lane this season.
The Sun suggest that the Magpies could also be lining up a move for ‘wonderkid’ Giovani, who currently plays for Palmeiras in Brazil, but the club would have to pay £50m for the young starlet.
It seems that despite being the richest club in the Premier League, Newcastle are struggling to bodies through the door at St. James’ Park and fans of the club may, at this point, accept that there may only be a couple of new faces at the club come the end of the transfer window.