Newcastle are getting themselves into a difficult position in the transfer market once again.
Jose Enrique – still to be replaced
With Jose Enrique gone, and a striker still to come in to replace Andy Carroll, Newcastle have their work cut out over the next six days of the transfer market, just to get these two new players in.
But with it now likely that Joey Barton will accept a massive offer of a four year deal at QPR, Newcastle will find it difficult to replace the Liverpudlian in just six days.
The news coming from the local papers this morning is that the Newcastle Board will do nothing to stop Barton leaving Newcastle, and it seems highly likely that Joey will sign on at QPR today, after having a medical last night.
And Joey will be the fourth top player to leave Newcastle this year, and we hate to say this, but most of those seem to have left because of the way the club is being run by Mike Ashley, or because decent contracts were not offered to them, and that’s what is upsetting Newcastle fans.
Joey’s tweets on that Twitter account of his since late May, seem to have cooked his goose at Newcastle, and it appears that Ashley and LLambias would be happy enough to see him leave – now.
There are a number of players already at the club who can play out on the right wing including Ben Arfa, Dan Gosling, current hero Ryan Taylor, Sylvain Marveaux, and even Jonas can do a job out there.
That’s one reason we think nobody will be brought in to replace Barton if he does leave.
As we said before, Newcastle will have a hard job getting a left back in to replace Jose Enrique, and another striker in to replace Andy Carroll, since the powers that be at Newcastle seem unwilling to pay out the money, even though they have plenty of it from player sales this year.
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with trying yo get good deals, but there is something wrong when that leads to the Newcastle squad being short on numbers again – for the third season in a row.
Of course, on the other side of the coin, we could all be shocked and see three good players brought in before September 1st, and if that happens the squad will be in very decent shape.
We hope that happens, but at the moment the odds on that seem very poor.
What do you think?