News today that Steve McClaren will be given huge transfer funds this summer – this time said to be £50M – to start bringing in some good players to add to the Newcastle squad, as the team goes after a top eight finish in the Premier League and tries to win one of the cups – that’s the remit given to McClaren in his first season at Newcastle.
It was a good day yesterday for Newcastle fans as Lee Charnley reiterated Mike Ashley’s words that the club now wants to win something and the Newcastle Board has also been reorganized for the better.
Charlie Austin – willing to join Newcastle
Queens Park Rangers striker Charlie Austin is Newcastle’s first choice, and as we reported yesterday negotiations have been started and the Chronicle is reporting today that their sources are telling them he would be willing to join Newcastle, so maybe the positive things that Joey Barton has said is working.
Alan Shearer also tweeted to Charlie urging him to sign on at Newcastle.
QPR Director of Football Les Ferdinand wants £15M for Charlie, and it’s being reported Newcastle value him at £10M – but there has to be a deal available at somewhere between those two figures.
We don’t want Newcastle walking away because QPR want to more than £10M for him, because if that happens some other club will come in, and make the deal for Charlie.
It’s a big plus for Newcastle that Charlie wants to join Newcastle, so the new-look Newcastle should show their fans they can get players into the club this summer and get the deal done quickly.
Then that will set things up nicely to get other good players through the door in the next few weeks, and we need players in quickly so they can have a full pre-season at Newcastle under McClaren and the new coaching staff..
This is more good news on Charlie Austin today, and he would be a terrific signing for us.
Charlie scored 18 Premier League goals last season in 35 appearances for QPR, who struggled all season against relegation and eventually took the drop.
What do you think?