By Frank McAvennie

20th Jun, 2022 | 3:30pm

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Newcastle United will sign quality players this summer despite setbacks in their early-window efforts to improve their squad.

That’s according to former West Ham hitman Frank McAvennie, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the Magpies’ transfer struggles.

On 13 June, The Telegraph‘s Luke Edwards reported some of the fees Newcastle have been quoted for their targets this summer.

He claims The Magpies have been quoted £60million for Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin, £50million for Brentford’s Ivan Toney and £30million for Leeds United’s Jack Harrison.

Newcastle, as it stands, have walked away from those deals.

However, McAvennie claims Newcastle will still recruit some fresh faces this summer.

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“I have said before, maybe the superstars are out of reach,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“That doesn’t mean they can’t sign quality players. Who had heard of Bruno before he joined Newcastle?

“Those players are out there. It’s about finding them and getting them at the right price.

“Those Premier League proven players will come at a premium but we expected that.

“It doesn’t mean quality players won’t arrive. They will, that club is so ambitious now and they will improve.”

Newcastle have only signed Matt Targett this summer as Eddie Howe attempts to improve his squad following an 11th-placed finish in 2021-22.

He joined following an impressive spell on loan at St James’ Park during the second half of that season.

In other news, a source has shared a major update on Newcastle United bid to sign Sven Botman after terms agreed.