It s not unusual that Newcastle have been linked with so many players already in this January window, and if the news is the be believed, we are making a formal bid for Montpellier midfielder Remy Cabella, and seem to be in the lead for the skillful player who can play either in the center or out on the wing.
Remy Cabella – bid made by Newcastle this week?
And since our pitiful exit at the first hurdle once again in the FA Cup last Saturday, this transfer window assumes even more importance with Newcastle still having a decent chance to finish high up in the Premier League, and at the moment we are in a decent 8th place and 6 points above 9th placed Southampton.
Pardew has talked about meeting with Ashley and Kinnear this week, and it could be the meeting will be held today on Newcastle’s January transfer business:
“It is an important time for Joe, Mike and I to talk.” “Lee Charnley, the club secretary, is involved in the process as well along with Graham Carr.”
“We’ll be having a couple of meetings to bring everything together.” “We’re all fielding different types of phone calls so we need to see where we are all at.”
“We’ll probably do that this week, then perhaps again towards the end of the window.”
Alan Pardew wants a striker brought in and we’ve been linked with Demba Ba, Shane Long, Luuk de Jong, and former summer target Bafe Gomis – and maybe even a few others.
And today the Daily Star is reporting the top two targets are Luuk de Jong and Shane Long, and that Premier League experience is important – so that doesn’t make much sense with the Dutch striker never having played in the Premier League – and having struggled mightily in the Bundesliga at Borussia Monchengladbach – and that worries us a bit about the Dutch International.
If Premier League experience is really important, then Demba Ba and Shane Long should top the list – and Demba Ba has already proved he can score goals in the Premier League – as long as he gets games – which is not happening too much at Chelsea these days.
Demba Ba would be our first choice from that list.
Which striker would you want brought in?
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