It would seem that Newcastle may have a busy January transfer window, with players both coming and going.
Peter Lovenkrands – will he leave in January?
We have no idea who may come in but apparently there is not truth in the rumor that Landon Donovan has been offered to Newcastle, and that’s a pity.
But Newcatsle may still go after Adam Johnson of Man City, who may be happy to leave that club, if only through the end of the season on loan.
After hearing what Rickie Lambert is like at Southampton, it wouldn’t appear that he will easily make it in the Premier League, so we kind of hope that’s not one of Alan Pardew’s first signings.
As far as people leaving Tyneside, there could be a few, as long as Newcastle can bring in replacements.
We are told Steven Taylor wants to leave the club and will not be signing his new contract, although that is still not official yet, but if it is, then Newcatsle will cash in on the 24 year-old in January for as much as they can get – and maybe Liverpool would be the favorites.
After seeing their central defenses on Saturday, Steven Taylor would be a great acquisition for them.
Peter Lovenkrands cannot be too happy at the restricted playing time he has had so far this season, and unless Alan Pardew is a big fan of Peter, it could be that he will be moved out in January.
And since he was a free agent when he signed for Newcastle a couple of years ago from German club Schalke, Newcastle could make a profit on the Danish International.
Peter has done very well at Newcastle with 21 goals in 52 appearances so far.
Xisco and Leon Best will surely be moved out, if only Newcastle can get somebody to take them, especially Xisco who is on a huge wage on Tyneside.
James Perch may also be in danger of being moved out, but he may need to be given a little time to improve his game, which will happen as he gets more games in England’s top league, as fishy as that may seem.
As far as new players go – the good news is that Dan Gosling should be fit shortly and hopefully the great Hatem Ben Arfa can be back some time in February – so there’s two good players that will soon be available for Newcastle.
It seems we need some wingers with some speed and creativity and maybe a central defensive midfielder, since Alan Smith didn’t look the part against Bolton, although that was just one game and it seems that Pardew may be a big favorite of Alan Smith.
Of course Alan is great in the dressing room and he’s just a smashing lad, and his influence has been seen in the great team spirit at Newcastle United.
There’s one thing that seems true – it should be an exciting time this January, and let’s hope the new manager somehow gets some excellent players in before February rolls around.
Also let us know your ideas about who should go and who should come – to strengthen the Newcatsle squad in January.
Howay The Lads!!