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Newcastle United summer transfer targets

With the season now concluded, Newcastle United will be looking to strengthen their squad for what looks like another season in Europe depending on the FA Cup final result. 

Amidst an injury crisis this campaign Eddie Howe has steered Newcastle to seventh place and has discussed in recent press conferences stating that the club already has targets in mind. 

Here we will discuss four targets the Magpies may bring in for various reasons. 

Lloyd Kelly 

Kelly becomes a free agent in the summer and looks increasingly likely to leave Bournemouth. Newcastle seems to be the frontrunners to secure his signature especially after star defender Sven Botman looks to be out until the end of 2024. Also, Kelly has previously worked with Howe as it was Howe who signed Kelly for Bournemouth back in 2019.  

Aaron Ramsdale 

Newcastle is in the market for a young keeper, and it seems like Ramsdale might be their man. Ramsdale has fallen out of favor at Arsenal since Mikel Arteta brought in David Raya, Ramsdale has only made six appearances since Raya made his debut for the Gunners. Howe seems to prefer Premier League proven talent and Ramsdale would be exactly what the Geordies need especially with doubts about how Nick Pope returns from his most recent shoulder injury.  

Tosin Adarabioyo 

Another player coming to the end of their contract in the summer, Adarabioyo has established himself as a regular starter for Fulham. The Manchester City academy graduate initially suffered relegation in his first season at Craven Cottage. Since then, he has achieved promotion and helped Fulham achieve their highest league finish since 2012. However, Manchester United and Chelsea are believed to be after the former Manchester City man, Newcastle will need to act quickly to secure his services.  

Bryan Mbeumo 

Mbeumo has went from strength to strength since helping Brentford get promoted in 2021 establishing himself as one of the most consistent wingers in the league. Last season he achieved a combined 17 goals and assists in 38 games. This season has been a bit different however as he did suffer an ankle injury that kept him out of action for three months, still Mbeumo in 23 games has managed to notch eight goals and five assists in what is a decent return considering he has missed that much of the season. Miguel Almiron who is the preferred option at right wing for Howe, has only managed three goals and a single assist in 30 Premier League appearances this season. Stats suggest that Mbeumo would be an upgrade for the Magpies.