Newcastle United enter ‘discussions’ with Benfica star as Jamie Carragher issues transfer verdict

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All the latest Newcastle United transfer news and rumours as the Magpies continue to search for new additions.

Newcastle United are still looking for new additions ahead of the summer transfer window coming to an end.

The Magpies are already off to a good start in the Premier League, beating newly promoted Nottingham Forest on opening day.

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Eddie Howe and his men will be looking to build on their first win of the season, and in the meantime, they will be looking to add to their ranks with further new signings.

A new striker is desired, and Newcastle have the cash, but it’s not always easy to find and secure the right signing.

As Newcastle attempt to do just that, we have rounded up all the latest transfer news and rumours surrounding St James’ Park.

Ramos discussions

Newcastle are said to be keen on a deal to sign Benfica star Goncalo Ramos.

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According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, the Magpies are locked in discussions with the 21-year-old forward.

“Newcastle are preparing a proposal for Gonçalo Ramos as new top target,” Romano tweeted. “Discussions ongoing on player side and talks will continue with Benfica.”

Ramos has scored 11 goals in 35 league appearances for Benfica, while he has netted a hugely impressive 14 goals in 18 appearances for Portugal under-18s.

Carragher verdict

Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher has issued his verdict on Newcastle’s transfer business so far this season.

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“I think you’d be expecting a lot more if you were a Newcastle fan,” he told Football Daily. “But in some ways I admire them for not doing stupid things and bringing players in left, right and centre.

“They got the centre-back, Botman and Nick Pope. They made sensible signings but they’ll want one or two more in before the window closes.”

Newcastle fans will feel that’s a pretty fair assessment of the business so far, and Howe will indeed feel as though he wants to add another player to two to the mix over the coming weeks.

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