By Paddy Kenny

16th Jun, 2022 | 3:31pm

Pundit issues late-window Newcastle United signing claim after £60m update

Newcastle United may have to wait until the end of the transfer window to sign their preferred targets.

That’s according to former Leeds United stopper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the club’s 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.

The club are said to be unwilling to meet those asking prices at this stage in the window.

“This is your problem when clubs know you have so much money,” Kenny told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

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“The valuation goes up. Then again, those clubs might get desperate at the end of the window because they might need the money.

“It could work either way really. We will have to see how it plays out.

“Newcastle will have to pay over the odds for players but there is a limit, isn’t there?

“I’m sure, by the sounds of it, they will not be held to ransom.

“They just have to be patient and hopefully get those signings in eventually.”

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’s bid to sign Sven Botman after terms agreed.