‘Inaccurate’ - Eddie Howe responds to Newcastle United transfer speculation

Newcastle United head coach Eddie Howe. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)Newcastle United head coach Eddie Howe. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Newcastle United head coach Eddie Howe. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) | Getty Images
Being linked with high-profile players has became the norm since Newcastle United changed ownership in early-October.

Eddie Howe has responded to the ever-growing transfer speculation surrounding Newcastle United.

Following the arrival of the club’s new Saudi Arabian owners, the Magpies have been linked with a number of high-profile stars.

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And with January on the horizon, those rumours are only increasing as supporters hope for signings to help boost their Premier League survival mission.

Howe, however, has labelled the constant gossip as “99% inaccurate” as he retains full faith in United’s current crop of players.

What Eddie Howe said about the constant transfer speculation

The former Bournemouth boss said: “One of the first things I said in my first press conference was we were going to be linked with so many players and I can tell you 99% of what you read will be inaccurate.

“My focus has always, since day one, been on the players we have here to try and help them to become better footballers.

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“Instead of looking external, I’ve tried to do it very internally and I’ve pleaded with everybody in the media to do the same.

“The only people who are going to get us out of the position are the people we have in the building, not outside.

“January will come along and take care of itself but I can ensure everybody it’ll be this group of players that we need to give their best for the club to get us out of the position we’re in.”

Newcastle are bottom of the table, without a win in their opening 14 matches and five points from safety.

Eighteenth placed Burnley are the visitors to St James’ Park on Saturday.

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