Newcastle United are not exactly the kind of club you expect to go throwing money around during transfer season.
Boss Rafa Benitez would probably love the chance to spend a little bit more of Mike Ashley’s money on players.
After finishing tenth last season, Benitez hoped would have wanted funds to try and improve but they weren’t forthcoming.
Still, the Magpies are doing alright and currently sit 13th.
News has emerged today courtesy of The Mirror that Benitez will have to sign younger players – if he pens a new deal.
The report says that Ashley wants players to be signed who will hold significant sell-on value to the club.
Signing younger recruits might not be a bad thing.
One man who should be high on a list of younger targets is Hull City man Jarrod Bowen.
The Hull City talisman has been in blistering form this season, netting 18 goals for the Tigers.
A move in the summer seems extremely likely, especially considering the boardroom uncertainties at the KCOM Stadium.
Bowen himself has been in the news today, with the Daily Mail claiming that he turned down a move to Cardiff City during January.
The 22-year-old cited not feeling comfortable about the missing Emiliano Sala at the time.
That does look to open a door towards a summer move, however. The Daily Mail also states that the fee was to be £12 million back in January.
That fee would be music to Newcastle’s ears who would certainly get significant sell-on value.
Bowen looks equipped to be a success in the Premier League and given Ashley’s update they should pounce on Bowen’s signature this summer.