Lee Charnley's response when quizzed on Newcastle's summer transfer plans

Newcastle United are planning to invest in their squad in the summer transfer window.

Newcastle United chief Lee Charnley has assured Bob Moncur that the club will spend money in the summer, according to the club ambassador's comments in the Chronicle.

Moncur asked Charnley about the Magpies' summer plans recently and the latter expressed a desire to invest in the first-team squad.

“I asked Lee about investment in the squad in the summer and he reinforced the message that John Carver had already given," Moncur said. “We will be spending money in the summer to take the club forward.”

That will be good news for Newcastle fans, who have criticised the club for showing a lack of ambition during previous transfer windows.

The North East outfit have regularly sold their best players without adequately replacing them, and they have been punished for that strategy this season.

At the moment there are a number of holes in Newcastle's squad and they will need to rectify their existing problems over the summer.

That will mean that players need to be purchased in every department - with defenders, midfielders and strikers all needed if Newcastle are to meet expectations.

The club have been languishing in mid-table for too long and Newcastle supporters will be hoping that this summer's planned recruitment drive finally sees the Magpies move forward.

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