Newcastle boss Howe happy to work bargain basement after Ramsdale success

Newcastle boss Eddie Howe is happy to snap up more bargains like Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale.

Howe signed Ramsdale for Bournemouth before he was sold onto Sheffield United.

“We signed him for less than a million pounds, but there was a long wait for Aaron to be the player that he is now,” Howe told reporters. “There were several loan spells and, then, of course, he’s moved onto Sheffield United and then to Arsenal.

“Whenever you sign a player that is potential, you have to be very patient and be prepared to wait two, three, four years before that potential flourishes into your team. From my recent experiences, sometimes, there is a lack of patience from everyone connected with football. They want the readymade product now.

“That is definitely an avenue and one of the things I’d love to do: to sign young players, develop them and work with them on the training ground to try and help them reach their potential. You need the facilities to do that, you need the squad size and the readymade players in their position to allow them to flourish behind the scenes.

“That is certainly something we will look at in the future but I wouldn’t say, at this moment in time, that’s necessarily high on my list of the things we need to do.”

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