Newcastle Line Up Barcelona Forward For January

The Chronicle is reporting that Newcastle scouts are checking on potential new players to be brought in over the January transfer window with the likelihood being that we will be struggling with relegation at that time.

There are eleven games to go before the end of the year and let’s hope we get a lot more than the measly 3 points we have gained from the first eight games.

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20 year-old Sandro Ramirez of Barcelona

If not we are in the third relegation fight in four seasons, and Newcastle could shortly be in a real crisis – yes another one.

We seem to lurch from one crisis to another and last season at this time we were also in a crisis with the Sack Pardew crowd wanting the manager sacked after we made a poor start to the season.

Alan left the club and he now has Crystal Palace in 4th place on 15 points – 12 points more than Newcastle after eight games.

Be careful what you wish for.

There were reports that Newcastle scouts were watching Barcelona last week with the likely player being watched was  20 year-old forward Sandro Ramirez, who was born in Las Palmas in the Canary Islands.

Sandro has played for all the Spanish Youth sides through U21 (24 appearances in total – 19 goals) and has been at Barcelona since he was 14.

He’s already made 20 appearances for the Barcelona first team with 4 goals and 61 appearances for Barcelona B with 15 goals.

Maybe we can get the lad in on loan, and there was news in the summer that’s exactly what we were trying to do.

Newcastle will need to be lining up quite a few players to try to strengthen the squad in January and save us from another relegation to the Championship.

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