By Kevin Campbell

4th Aug, 2022 | 4:42pm

Newcastle United transfer policy backed by pundit after Jamaal Lascelles 'dressing room' reveal

Kevin Campbell has claimed Newcastle United are right not to make wholesale changes to their squad this summer.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Arsenal and Everton striker suggested a squad overhaul could “upset the dressing room” at St. James’ Park.

The Magpies have signed Sven Botman, Nick Pope and Matt Targett permanently in this window.

Speaking to the Chronicle (1 August), Jamaal Lascelles revealed there is “a great spirit within the group” heading into the new Premier League campaign.

The club captain also revealed that manager Eddie Howe has created a leadership group since his arrival.

Newcastle welcome newly-promoted side Nottingham Forest to St. James’ Park on Saturday.

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When asked by Football Insider for his reaction to Jamaal Lascelles comments, Campbell said: “It is easy as a fan to demand new signings.

“They are not going to throw money around just because they have deep pockets.

“There are fundamentals that have to be adhered to in a squad. You do not want to upset the balance of the dressing room. It has to be functional.

“You want good players and a good spirit with everyone fighting for each other. That is the most important thing at Newcastle right now.

“There will come a time where they will have to start splashing the cash. But Eddie Howe is running the ship right. He is being smart.”

In other news, a pundit has tipped James Maddison to open the door on a move to Newcastle United after update from source.