Three Players Newcastle Need In January

If Newcastle can bring in a striker, center back and left back in January that will go a long way to improving the Newcastle team, but it´s also something we probably should have done in the summer.

Most fans wanted to see another top center back brought in and at least over the first eight games of this season, we still look too weak in defense with central defense a concern.

raphael Guerreiro

Raphael Guerreiro – Lorient left-back

There are also question marks about whether Massadio Haidara or Paul Dummett when he´s fit again, are good enough at left back.

Charlie Austin is the obvious striker that we should sign, and he can produce goals almost immediately for us, having already shown for a struggling QPR side last season he can score goals in the Premier League.

Charlie is already top of the Championship goalscoring charts with 7 goals so far this season.

Newcastle have recently been linked with a move for two center backs in the Bundesliga – Joel Matip of Schalke who will become a free agent in the summer and Robin Knoche of Wolfsburg.

Both are at a good at age at 23 – and of the two maybe Joel Matip would be the better buy because he will have only six months left on his contract at Schalke in January.

Newcastle were linked with 21-year old Portuguese left-back Raphael Guerreiro over the summer, and he is currently plying his trade at French side Lorient.

There are also some young English left backs that Newcastle could also try to acquire in January.

And we dare say we will be linked by the national press with Ashley Cole of Roma again in January, but there´s no way Newcastle will bring in the former England left-back, who will be 35 come January.

In his email to Newcastle fans about the disastrous start Newcastle have made this season, Managing Director Lee Charnley has said there have been various meetings at the club and that collective action will be taken to correct the situation.

This will presumably include some sizable investment again from owner Mike Ashley so we can strengthen the side in January.

If we could get Charlie Austin, Joel Matip,  and Raphael Guerreiro in then that would certainly help strengthen some of the weaknesses we have in the side at the moment.

And two of them will become free agents next summer so we could get good deals on them in January.

What do you think?

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