By Frank McAvennie

17th Jun, 2022 | 4:30pm

Newcastle United tipped to plunder Burnley after source's update on 'superstar' signing - pundit

Newcastle United may have to settle for signing players from Burnley as they struggle to sign their top targets.

That’s according to former West Ham hitman Frank McAvennie, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the Magpies’ search for new players.

As per 90min (16 June) Newcastle hold interest in signing Nick Pope, Dwight McNeil and Maxwel Cornet from Burnley.

Eddie Howe’s side condemned the Clarets to relegation after winning 2-1 at Turf Moor on the final day of the 2021-22 season.

Newcastle have signed Matt Target this summer but are finding it difficult to agree a deal for Sven Botman with Football Insider sources updating (16 June) that AC Milan have leapfrogged Newcastle in the chase for the left-footed centre-back.

McAvennie claims the Magpies might have to settle for players like Pope as they struggle to sign “superstars”.

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“I don’t think they will come at the moment,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“I don’t think those superstars want to be part of the process. They want to come in at the end and lift the trophy.

“They don’t want to put the graft in. In two years or so, that’s when the top players will come I think, it’s a process.

“Until then, maybe those players from Burnley will have to come. Pope isn’t a bad player.”

Cornet scored nine times in 26 Premier League matches during the 2021-22 season.

He joined Burnley from Lyon during the summer of 2021.

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