We have been linked with some players in the January transfer window, but given that we should be fairly desperate to sign a striker and a center-back this month, there doesn’t seem to be too much happening on the transfer front at Newcastle.
Lee Charnley – looking for head coach and some players?
It’s very possible we can sign 20 year-old French winger M’baye Niang from AC Milan – maybe for around £3M or less, since his contract in Italy runs out in the summer and he wants to come to Newcastle.
And one or two other players are cropping up, but we haven’t really been linked with any good strikers or central defenders so far this month.
It’s almost certain that Burnley striker Danny Ings will stay at Burnley this month, and he could even sign an extension to his current contract, which runs out in June.
And there is no word on players like former target striker Alexandre Lacazette, who is having a great season in France for Lyon, and has scored 20 goals in 25 appearances for his club.
Maybe if we get Remi Garde in – the former Lyon coach – he may even be able to help Newcastle sign some good Lyon players in the summer.
Alexandre Lacazette and Clement Grenier are two Lyon players who are long term targets, and they both played for him at Lyon.
With Steven Taylor being out for the rest of the season, we definitely need to bring in a center-back, and we’ve been short of a striker all season.
So you would expect us to go all out to try to get at least two good players in during this January transfer window, and not just try to get by with what we have.
But we could do the latter and save some money – and simply try to get by – as we’ve done before.
After all we don’t seem to be any relegation trouble.
Not yet – anyway.
What do you think?
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