Alan Shearer has done a quick review of Newcastle’s transfer window in the summer, but Alan – like a number of fans – still thinks we have a defense that is simply too weak.
Alan does like what he’s seen so far of Serbian striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, although the Newcastle legend says it’s still too early to judge him.
Aleksandar Mitrovic – has been a threat
This is what Alan Shearer has said about what Newcastle needed to do in the summer transfer window:
“I don’t think many people can argue that they needed a new centre-back and a goalscorer.”
” That is what everyone wanted or hoped was coming in. They got the centre-forward – Aleksandar Mitrovic.”
“But my worry with Newcastle is always defensively. They don’t seem to have shored that up as yet.”
” I have been impressed with Mitrovic.” ” He has bullied defenders, worked hard, held it up, brought team-mates into the game and been a threat.”
‘But we have only seen that once or twice at the minute. It is still early days to say that he is going to be a roaring success. He has not got a fantastic goalscoring record.”
‘But you can be a great goalscorer, you still need your team-mates to create chances for you.’
We’ve had a leaky defense for three seasons now and it has not been strengthened enough and presumably Newcastle will make an attempt to bring in one or two defenders in January.
And we should do that regardless of where we are in the league at that time.
Even if Newcastle are mid-table by then we should go ahead with the transfers because it takes time for our new signings to settle in at Newcastle.
If we do that and stay in the Premier League we should have a much better start in the league than we have had over the last two seasons.
Things are not looking good at the moment, but there is still plenty of time for improvement – big improvement.