Newcastle finished a very successful January transfer window last night by terminating Xisco’s contract at Newcastle, and the former Spanish U21 International then joined Spanish second division club Cordoba on a free transfer – but Newcastle brought in six players during the transfer window and they included three full French Internationals.
Moussa Sissoko – great signing last month by Newcastle
Mathieu Debuchy, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Yoan Gouffran, Massadio Haidara, Moussa Sissoko and 17 year-old Kevin Mbabu all joined Newcastle last month, with Kevin going straight into the Development squad but the other five now part of the first team squad at Newcastle, and Debuchy, Gouffran, Yanga-Mbiwa and Moussa Sissoko have all made their debts for Newcastle.
When you think that clubs like Aston Villa didn’t strengthen their sides at all in January, because they didn’t have the money, the January signings by Newcastle will go a long way to helping the Tyneside club avoid relegation and start moving up the league table.
And after the great win against Aston Villa last Tuesday night, our first away win of the season – we are now in 15th position – 6th bottom of the league and 4 points above the relegation zone.
But exactly which three clubs will be relegated this season is hard to predict.
Newcastle also sent some of the youngsters out on loan with Brad Inman at Crewe Alexandra, Conor Newton at St. Mirren, Curtis Good at Bradford, Mehdi Abeid at St. Johnstone and Paul Dummett going back to St. Mirren.
And we expect more of our young players to soon be sent out on loan soon.
Let us know how you think the transfer window went for Newcastle last month.
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