There will be significant part of the £20M Mike Ashley has allocated to the club to bring in some new players, both on loan and in the January transfer market.
Leon Cort – Newcastle interested
30 year-old Stoke City 6’3″ defender Leon Cort, is still thought to be a Newcastle target, who will probably be brought in on loan, at least initially, and the player has revealed he expects to be leaving Stoke on loan soon.
And Ipswich manager Roy Keane has only just failed in an attempt to take the player on loan to the East Anglia club.
Perhaps Leon, the brother of former Newcastle striker Carl Cort, who was signed for £7M in 2000 by Bobby Robson, is waiting for Newcastle to come knocking.
Leon said today:
“The gaffer’s told me there’s been a bit of interest in me from other clubs and that they’re good clubs,”
Leon has played for Milwall, Forest Green (loan), Stevenage Borough (loan), Southend, Hull, Crystal Palace and now Stoke City.
He has played more than 350 first class games at his various clubs, and he looks like an experienced defender we need in the squad.