Newcastle To Make Calculated Moves In January

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew says there is no real need for Newcastle to bring in new players in  January, which is certainly not what the case was last January, and Alan says Newcastle will only make calculated moves in the upcoming transfer window.

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Mathieu Debuchy – signed in early January

Newcastle brought in Mathieu Debuchy, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Yoan Gouffran, Massadio Haidara and Moussa Sissoko in January, when we were languishing in the depths of the Premier League, and we just about survived relegation, although it was far too close for comfort.

This season Newcastle are well placed in 6th place at the moment, and those five Frenchmen have all turned out to be excellent acquisitions for the club, and three of them are starters and the other two – Massadio Haidara and Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa – are pushing for a starting place in the side.

This is what Alan Pardew has said today:

“I think we can be very calculated in this window. If you are in a good position, there is no need to rush anything,” 

“In the corresponding window last year, we really needed to do some business and when you need to do business, I think it is a difficult window.”

“When you don’t need to do business, which perhaps you can argue we don’t, then maybe you can look at it in a more calculated manner.”

As usual,  Newcastle are linked with a number (a big number) of potential transfer targets for next month, but the main requirement seems to be to get a good striker through the door.

And then after that, maybe another winger or even a defender could be brought in – which is maybe why Steven Taylor could be seeking a loan move, or even a permanent move out of Newcastle next month.

What do you think?

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