Players Newcastle Could Bring In During January


January is always a notoriously difficult window to get good players in, but according to both Lee Charnley and Steve McClaren Newcastle intend to do some business in January, so it will be interesting to see who we can bring into the club.

The Chronicle is reporting today that it probably will be younger players who can be part of the Development squad under Peter Beardsley.

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Joel Matip – target in January?

We are still supposed to be looking at 18 year-old Real Sociedad winger David Concha, but he was signed by Real Sociedad manager David Moyes in the summer from Racing Santander on a five year deal,  after Santander were relegated.

He is on loan for the season at Numancia, so it doesn’t seem like his club would want to let him go anytime soon – we missed the boat on Concha.

We were interested in Leeds United central midfielder Lewis Cook, although it seems Newcastle were put off  by his fee of £8M.

But these youngsters may be worth that much these days, and it seems Newcastle have to continue to thing big, and be (much) more ambitious than we have been over the last few years.

We balked at the £5M MK Dons wanted for Dele Alli in January, and Tottenham came in and bought him for under our noses.

But 19 year-old Alli has already played 3 times for Tottenham with one goal and has now been capped at the England U21 level – and he looks a great young player in the making.

He was certainly worth £5M and the 6’2″ central midfielder is worth a lot more than that now.

Newcastle are said to be scouring Europe for young talent and we will probably sign a few younger players in January, and the club are in contact with agents in Switzerland, Germany and Spain, looking for top young talent.

The other players Newcastle could be after are those whose contracts run out next summer.

Two of those are QPR striker Charlie Austin and Schalke’s 6’4″ center-back Joel Matip, whom we were linked with in the summer.

We still need to bring in a top full-back and a top center-back by the beginning of next season, whether that’s in January or next summer.

If Haidara is injured it’s a good question who plays at left-back with Paul Dummett out injured.

We could try to get both players in for a reduced fee in January, or else get them to sign a pre-contract agreement and have them move in the summer, when they become free agents.

Getting in Austin and Matip in January or next summer would certainly strengthen the squad.

And Newcastle are going after quality rather than quantity, so next summer look for maybe two or three top  players being signed, but they could still cost us around £60M.

And Newcastle have to remember money should be plentiful over the next four years, with the new £5.1B Premier League  three year deal kicking in next summer, and the amount is up about 70% from the current £3B deal.

Roughly that means that whereas we got around £80M for finishing 10th in the PL two years ago, that amount will be around £136M with the new deal.

Newcastle will have plenty of money to spend in the years ahead, and while we don’t want to waste it like some of the top clubs who seem to be paying out huge fees for seemingly only average to good players – we have to spend big to get the right players in.

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87 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 6, 2015 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #1

    Centre Backs IN !

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  • SUTTY1978

    Sep 6, 2015 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #2

    Not really worried about LB cover. Anita and Colback have played good proportions of their careers at LB. personally I would prefer to see them there rather than CM where they are stifling the team.

    Onto Austin, just give it up man. We were interested in him OR Mitro. We bought Mitro, that was two months ago, end of story. We havent bought him, we’re not buying him in January, we’re not getting him on a free next summer.

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  • beermonkey

    Sep 6, 2015 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #3

    don’t think we baulked at 5mill for ali
    thought we were leading the way till spurs came in
    the reason he went to spurs was he could carry on living at home

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  • Ian Toon

    Sep 6, 2015 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #4

    I am off to watch the cricket weather permitting – can’t spend the whole day in the hospitality area.

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  • WWSBRD

    Sep 6, 2015 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #5

    Ali was on his way to NUFC according to reports pretty much sealed but Spurs came in and took him off us, club saw it as quite a blow supposedly

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  • beermonkey

    Sep 6, 2015 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #6

    sutty

    I don’t mind them both when were playing the top 5 6 teams
    but we have hammers and Watford next so we should only need one holder there

    I would like to see 433 against the hammers
    with
    sissoko anita gini
    perez cisse thauvin

    I would be tempted to play dejong and not cisse as I think he would hold onto the ball better but head says cisse

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  • Belfast

    Sep 6, 2015 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #7

    Austin claxon !

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  • Belfast

    Sep 6, 2015 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #8

    I’d be very surprised if we bought players in January. I think this 3 window plan is really a 3 year plan to be honest. 3 summer transfer windows.

    They’ve already stated in the past they don’t like doing business in the January window. So can’t really see them buying anybody unless we’re in trouble of course.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 6, 2015 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #9

    If Charlie Austin becomes available on a free Leicester will pay him the 80K a week he wants, we can’t afford that !

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  • Belfast

    Sep 6, 2015 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #10

    Anything is possible in the brave new world Jail…

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  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 6, 2015 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #11

    Really hope the rumour of Aarons + 10M for Austin isn’t true. Having got rid of Abeid and Kemen, why on earth would we ditch probably our best player to come through the academy in years, for such a pittance too.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 6, 2015 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #12

    but we can afford to keep allegedly paying colo 80k a week!!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 6, 2015 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #13

    Belfast,
    Don’t you believe Bobbybee, he says that 50M will be spent every window

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  • Belfast

    Sep 6, 2015 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #14

    No. I think the 150 million remark was tounge in cheek by McClaren, but was jumped on by the press. No manager especially one with his experience is going to let slip he has 150 million to spend.

    It would be nice though eh

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 6, 2015 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #15

    AAAAROOOOOOOOGAAAHHHH!

    AAAAROOOOOOOOGAAAHHHH

    Charlie Austin article contaminated by other player names!

    AAAAROOOOOOOOGAAAHHHH

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  • toon kk

    Sep 6, 2015 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #16

    We’ll buy no player’s at all in January if we are in a safe position in the league. 50mil has been spent but it could be a long time before that kind of money is spent again. As long as we keep moving in the right direction is what counts.

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  • angelswithdirtyfaces

    Sep 6, 2015 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #17

    Right fellow bloggers.

    We should have a Charlie Austin sweepstake based on how many articles Ed puts up.
    1) with Austin as the main player we aren’t going to sign
    2) Austin mentioned in a lisst of playrs we aren’t going to sign

    I’m going to say it’ll run at an average of five a week until the end of December so beween 80 and 90 articlces before the January window opens will have Ausitn as subject of dishonourable mention. Its a hard world out there in football blog land

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  • beermonkey

    Sep 6, 2015 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #18

    toonkk

    if we are doing ok I don’t mind not buying in jan although it might be a good time to buy colo’s replacement to give him and chancel some time before the new season

    but a big step forward for us will be not selling if we are playing well and doing well given its the euros at the end I am expecting sissoko to have a good season

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  • jimmysmith

    Sep 6, 2015 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #19

    Well, surely you buy, or develop players as you need. I think they were a bit surprised by how poorly we did last year. I think they thought they had a top ten group of players, and now they realise it takes more. Whether they have a true handle now on what it takes to be atop eight club, a club that can win a cup, only time will tell, you know, nature of the beast and all that.To be honest, i imagine we’ll still have teething problems coming good. I doubt Ashley has actually truly bitten the bullet. Leopard and its spots type of stuff.

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  • SUTTY1978

    Sep 6, 2015 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #20

    Whose contract is due to run out next summer that we could bid for in January? There’s definitely a decent striker, cant remember his name but think his initials are CA….. Sure Ed did an article on him a while ago

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  • Transfer Sage

    Sep 6, 2015 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #21

    The club has historically not bought in January with the exception of the season they feared relegation and bought sissoko and others.

    What’s more of a concern is who we might sell in January as opposed to who we might buy.

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  • SUTTY1978

    Sep 6, 2015 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #22

    I think we’ll spend £10-15m in January, might just be one player, then another big splurge in the summer because we have finished in the bottom half again.

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  • SUTTY1978

    Sep 6, 2015 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #23

    Transfer, is that the same concern about who we would sell in the summer just gone? I remember a lot of people stating as fact that we would be selling Cisse, Sissoko, Krul etc.
    In January if players want to go they might be sold, if they don’t want to go and the club don’t want them to go they wont.

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  • beermonkey

    Sep 6, 2015 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #24

    I notice that Sammy and vuckic loans are a season long
    and armstrongs only till jan
    could be we might offload cisse in jan due to contract and bring Armstrong back into the team to finish off the season
    big jump league 1 to the prem though

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  • SUTTY1978

    Sep 6, 2015 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #25

    Beer, think Armstrongs loan is to find out his current level. If he’s too good for L1 then they’ll look to loan him into the championship for the second half of the season, if he struggles then its back to the U21’s.

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  • SUTTY1978

    Sep 6, 2015 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #26

    Think Sammy & Vuckic is to help them find a club. It’s wierd how we are really soft as a club with certain players like these two & Colo but then act in a really shitty way towards Raylor & Jonas. Doesnt make sense, its like Jekyll & Hyde

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  • angelswithdirtyfaces

    Sep 6, 2015 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #27

    We will still need another CB in Jan as the injury gremlin will have struck by then and Taylor will be sidelined for the rest of the season.

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  • beermonkey

    Sep 6, 2015 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #28

    sutty

    armstrongs not struggling its my hope in jan he moves to the championship for the rest of the season

    raylor and Jonas before McLaren came in

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 6, 2015 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #29

    I understood the Raylor one because he was funded on the sick for years and by the end of it wasnt as good. He found a club so all was well. Jonas on the other hand evidently said too much. He was undoubtedly looking back to his best, pretty much, and would have been a good squad man and a good influence. They really dropped it from a great height on that lad. Poor show.

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  • beermonkey

    Sep 6, 2015 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #30

    tsunki

    didn’t Jonas get a new club thought I saw on deadline day he found somewhere

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  • beermonkey

    Sep 6, 2015 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #31

    not that it makes a diff we still treated him poorly

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  • Belfast

    Sep 6, 2015 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #32

    Ed will be absolutely devastated but QPR won’t be selling Austin in January. It’s very likely they’ll be in the midst of a promotion push that could net the club 120 million plus so selling Austin for 7 million is highly unlikely.

    Now for the good news Ed, we can still have plenty of Charlie Austin articles anyway. Get in !

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Sep 6, 2015 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #33

    What I find confusing and frustrating is seeing us selling two young players with as much potential as Martial for £2m and ManU happily pay out £35m for him.

    Can someone explain why?

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  • Toon Tang

    Sep 6, 2015 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #34

    EGB, coz Van Gaal’s a pap manager

    Needs to throw loads more millions at the situation to compete with Swansea.

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 6, 2015 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #35

    Beer I think ( and I may be wrong because I haven’t jeffed it yet) it was Deportivo La Coruña.

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  • Toon Tang

    Sep 6, 2015 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #36

    Pisses me off when these ‘big’ teams get easily beaten by a ‘small’ team and then the pundits and press afterwards say “well, they are going to have to spend at least another 100mil”

    Does anyone else not see how frigging ridiculous they sound, why does a supposedly top class manager such as Van Gaal need to spend (after already spending 250mil) another 100mil to beat a Swansea team made up of free’s and cheap buy’s?

    Grinds my gears good and proper believe me.

    My next few posts are going to reflect how much my gears have been ground down to a dust like residue.

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 6, 2015 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #37

    Yep Deportivo

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  • lesh

    Sep 6, 2015 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #38

    It’s not on! Just not on that we should have to wait until paragraph 12 to find Austin’s name. 11 paragraphs before we were handed our daily fix!!

    Ed, you’re a cruel man and obviously have never experienced the cold turkey that results from Austin deprivation!!!

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  • lesh

    Sep 6, 2015 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #39

    Toon Tang

    Your tetchiness is the result of not having had your Austin fix until now.

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  • Toon Tang

    Sep 6, 2015 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #40

    Van Gaal reminds me of Pards in some ways, he puts out his plan A and when the opposition manager counters it, has no plan B. He doesn’t even ever stand up or open his mouth on the bench.

    If your team are getting easily beaten, would you not stand on the edge of the area and shout a few instructions and try to make some changes.

    Shit manager, just the same as the rest of the big managers bar a few, they need to throw an absolute wedge of cash at a situation to cover up their lack of managerial skills.

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