The Telegraphs' Luke Edwards has been discussing Newcastle United and what some of the club's agents have been doing during the transfer window on the BBC Radio Five Live Football Daily Podcast.
The Magpies are one of the teams that have made the most headlines this summer as they look to raise the cash following their high-profile takeover in late 2021.
Sadly, their newfound status as the world's richest club has prompted a lot of speculation, and according to Edwards, a lot of this has been driven by agents.
Indeed, the reporter claims that a large number of footballing intermediaries are actively using Newcastles' name to get their clients new contracts or increase transfer fees.
What has been said?
Edwards talked about how agents are utilizing Newcastle.
It's not so much about what they're attempting to accomplish as much as filtering through all of the rumors. What I've found difficult is that agents are throwing Newcastle's name in if they want their clients to get a new deal or if they agree to a fee with a club, according to Edwards.
A straightforward technique
Unfortunately for Newcastle, this is a simple way for agents to negotiate a higher price, and the most difficult thing about Newcastle is that almost every allegation is plausible.
The Magpies are capable of a major signing such as Bruno Guimaraes, but they have also completed signings such as Chris Wood and Dan Burn.
United has cast a wide net in terms of targets, and that means that any agent may use Newcastles name with any client in order to increase the cost of their clients or earn a higher wage.