By Danny Mills

22nd Apr, 2020 | 8:00am

'Every agent on the phone...' - Exclusive: Danny Mills makes big Newcastle signing claim

Danny Mills insisted Newcastle United should prioritise signing a striker as they prepare to be bombarded by agents trying to nail deals when the takeover is finalised.

The former England international, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, suggested the club needs two goalscorers given the struggles of summer arrival Joelinton.

According to Sky Sports, the Premier League’s Owners’ and Directors’ Test is now the only aspect of the deal left to be completed.

Football Insider understands £200million will be invested into the Magpies recruitment and infrastructure in a transformation of the club’s ambitions.

However, there it is doubtful Steve Bruce will be given this kitty to spend with the prospective new owners targeting a “world-beater” manager ahead of next season.

Mills claimed agents will try and take advantage of the club now it is known they have money to spend.

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“A striker has to be the priority” he told Football Insider.

“A couple of goalscorers is what they need.

“Joelinton simply has not done it. Almiron works hard but has not done it and if you want to climb higher up the table you have to score goals. Newcastle do not have a goal threat.

“Once the takeover is complete and people realise that they have got lots of cash then every man and his dog is going to be mentioned.

“Every agent is going to be on the phone thinking it is time to get involved and make some money and that is where Newcastle need the right people involved.”

Joelinton arrived at St. James Park in a club-record £40million deal in July from Bundesliga side Hoffenheim.

However, the 23-year-old has come under the spotlight having only scored once in 29 Premier League appearances this season.

In other Newcastle United news, Paul Robinson has told Football Insider manager to be given “outstanding transfer budget with exceptional wages”.