Newcastle Boss Explains Why ‘Financially’ They Can’t Recruit Players Like Neymar

Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar Jr. has been linked to the Premier League as it’s the only clubs that could afford his wages. One of the clubs mentioned often is Newcastle United due to their new Saudi Arabian owners.

As the summer transfer window is set to open next month, Newcastle manager Eddie Howe elaborated on why the Brazilian will not come this summer despite PSG attempting to work out a loan with an option deal for Neymar.

“I think that kind of speculation has been there from day one since the takeover, really,” Howe told reporters Friday. “I think naturally, everyone then assumes the biggest names in world football will be going to Newcastle, and now we’ve not recruited that way. I think financially we can’t recruit that way at the moment, but also we have to bring the right people and the right players into the group.

“So I always say the transfer market is such a complex decision that there’s a lot of you can’t just pick a name and bring them in. There’s got to be a lot of thought going into what we’re doing, both financially and looking at the players.”

Neymar was the target of PSG ultras as they not only chanted for the 31-year-old to leave while protesting in from of the club’s headquarters. Furthermore, a group even went to the veteran goal scorer’s home to chant to let him know he’s no longer welcome.

The PSG star is recovering from season-ending ankle surgery, so unless a team wants to take a risk on Neymar coming off a severe injury, it’s likely he remains in the French capital.

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