It’s hardly a surprise that Alan Pardew will have to bring in new players this month on a tight budget.
James Tomkins – would be great buy for Newcastle
That’s the way of Newcastle these days, but int truth it hasn’t seemed to stop the club getting some very good players into the club, even though we have not spent a lot of money in the transfer market.
And as we’ve said before, just as long as Newcastle keep recruiting good players, even though we may not have even heard of them when they are signed, that’s okay with us.
The Sunday Sun is reporting today that Alan Pardew has been given a transfer budget of around £8M for January, and that’s not too bad, given how tight Mike Ashley is with money in general.
And with that kind of money Alan could bring in around six new players. 😀
And though we were linked with Montpellier defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa in the Daily Star this morning, the local Sunday newspaper is reporting that Newcastle are still interested in West Ham’s 22 year-old James Tomkins, who would be a terrific buy for the club.
And it’s not surprising that the reports are also that Jan Vertonghen of Ajax is too expensive, as we said recently that Newcastle may have to go as high as £10M for the player Graham Carr has presumably been recommending.
The Sunday Sun is saying that Newcastle will hold a transfer summit once Derek Llambias returns from his vacation, and may put in a higher bid for Tomkins, higher than the £2.5M bid that was turned down for the player recently.
We need to bring in a top defender, and the sooner the better, and we’d also like to see another striker recruited this month.
If Newcastle can get another good striker in, then Leon Best could even join Peter Lovenkrands in leaving the club in the summer.
What do you think?