It’s not clear whether Newcastle will bring in any player before Tuesday night, but we wonder if Newcastle will make any attempt to get Charlie Austin in a cut price deal on Tuesday?
One thing for certain is that Monaco center-back Aymen Abdennour will not be coming to Newcastle or Chelsea for that matter, since he has just signed on at Valencia for an undisclosed fee.
Charlie Austin – QPR striker – knockdown price?
Steve McClaren has said Newcastle are not after any player, but a player may still become available – or Newcastle may carry through on what their plan on Charlie Austin seemed to be – to wait until near the end of the transfer window to get a better deal on him from QPR.
With Mitrovic being sent off yesterday after only 16 minutes, it does put a question mark over the Serbian, on whether he continues to start, because we cannot keep having players sent off.
It’s happened twice in the last four league games.
With sounds coming from Papiss Cisse’s agent that the Senegal striker is getting frustrated at Newcastle, there has to be a chance that Newcastle could get Austin in, and then Cisse would be allowed to leave.
Charlie is a known entity who can score goals in the Premier League, and if press reports are to be believed he is keen to join Newcastle United.
The other possibility is Newcastle could bring in Lorient 21 year-old left back Raphael Guerreiro, but with Massadio Haidara looking better as he gets more playing time Steve McClaren could be happy enough with the defense at the moment, with Paul Dummett also available at left-back.
It also looks like we’ll keep both Steven Taylor and Mike Williamson at the club as back-ups in defense.
So at this point getting Charlie Austin in for a knock-down price from £15M, and letting Papiss Cisse leave, looks the most likely.
That’s if anything happens at all before Tuesday night at 6:00pm.
What do you think?