One thing we have to realize today is there will be many reports saying Newcastle are after lots of different players.
Luis Garcia – Newcastle target today from Atletico Madrid
And we know Joe is trying to bring in as many players as he can, with a realistic target being another two, in addition to Lovenkrands, Nolan and Ryan Taylor.
Exactly who those players are we don’t know, but we’d guess he wants an experienced center-back, a winger to replace Zog, and another central midfielder.
The winger could well be former Liverpool player Luis Garcia, and there are reports that Joe is keen to bring the player back to England today.
And of course Luis has already proved at Liverpool, that he’s more than a good player in England, and very experienced too.
Kinnear is even said to have confirmed yesterday that he had held talks with the former Liverpool attacker’s agent, but we have no idea if that news is accurate.
And the additional news is that Newcastle are trying to convince Atletico Madrid to take left full-back Jose Enrique in a swap for Garcia before the deadline falls at 5:00pm this afternoon.
That would be very difficult to do, and we’d like to see Jose stay on Tyneside, at least until the summer, and even beyond that because he again proved yesterday he improves as he gets more games under his belt.
But if Joe is trying to get Jose moved out it says that he will play Ryan Taylor at left back.
We think Garcia would be an excellent acquisition for the club.
What do you think?
Comments always welcome.