It’s now fairly certain that owner Mike Ashley will back Alan Pardew in the transfer window that opens on New Year’s day, and it seems that out of favor French International striker Loic Remy of Marseilles is one of our top targets.
Mike Ashley – will back Alan Pardew next month
But with so many defensive errors costing the club so many points over the last couple of months, we have to think there’s got to be more than one player coming through the door next month, and at least one new defender.
The Newcastle Journal (Mark Douglas) is reporting today that the manager is attempting to keep expectations down, but that it’s their understanding Newcastle will try to bring in one striker and one defender, and at the same time the club will try to unload one or two of our fringe players who have not made the grade at Newcastle.
And that being the case, it could well be that players like Sylvain Marveaux will be used in part exchange deals, and maybe some other players will be involved in player exchange deals too – to bring in some good new players to Tyneside next month.
It was a surprise when Alan Pardew said he hoped to get just one player through the door yesterday, and if players leave they too will need to be replaced.
But the proof of the pudding is always in the eating, and we expect to see at least one player signed by the club early in January – but who that player may be is not clear to us – but we are still hoping Newcastle can give us some pleasant surprises next month.
What do you think will happen?
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