If Newcastle continue to do well through the end of the year, and we are well positioned in the league table, we have a worry that Mike Ashley just wont bother bringing new players into the club in the January transfer window.
Virgil van Dijk from Celtic – would be great acquisition
When you are doing well, it is always a good time to bring new players in, and after seeing once again that it takes players time to settle into the fast pace of the Premier League, January would be a good time to buy some players.
That will give them almost half a season to get used to the league, and then they will be all set to go for next season.
We still need to see players like Remy Cabella, Manu Riviere and Facundo Ferreyra come through this season, and so far the Argentine striker has been the most disappointing, and very rarely makes the match day squad.
If Facundo cannot make any breakthrough, then the loan deal with Shakhtar Donetsk will obviously not be made permanent.
When Newcastle did so well a couple of years ago and we finished 5th in the league, Mike Ashley resisted bringing new players in – the squad was good enough – and we brought in only Vurnon Anita to the first team squad.
And the next season we paid for that, as the European fixtures just overwhelmed us and we only just avoided relegation if the truth be told – the squad was neither big enough or good enough.
In any business things are either improving or getting worse – they never stand still – so it’s always good to build on success.
So we are hoping that the ambition is still there in January, and we need to bring in at least one central defender and a striker – and we still haven’t replaced Yohan Cabaye’s creativity in central midfield.
One great acquisition would be Virgil van Dijk from Celtic, if we can get him in, and he would add competition in central defense.
And as we mentioned yesterday maybe Newcastle can make an audacious attempt to bring Yohan Cabaye back in January on loan, since he’s struggling to get games at PSG.
What do you think?
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