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Newcastle Line Up Barcelona Forward For January

8:51 am, Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 11 Comments

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.

sandro ramirez

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.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Newcastle News · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Lilongwe Geordie // Oct 7, 2015 at 8:54 AM

    No lessons learnt then if this is our survival master plan….

  • 2 Wayayman // Oct 7, 2015 at 8:57 AM

    Yes, because that’s just what we need. A 20 yr old unproven striker coming to a foreign country. Arma must be asking himself what more he has to do to get noticed.

  • 3 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Oct 7, 2015 at 9:01 AM

    Owwwww myy Gooooddd..

    The day NUFC are interested in 2 quality CB’s that will be the day.

  • 4 TheGeordiePedro // Oct 7, 2015 at 9:07 AM

    Not a chance. Buy two CB and a LB, our defense is horrendous. When we get injures, which we inevitably do, we can’t cope and are forced to use unproven reserve players. We need some strength in depth. Two players for each position; with at least one of theme being premier league quality.

  • 5 Magpie Season // Oct 7, 2015 at 9:08 AM

    I love NUFC… which is why when I read the headline I immediately thought of Neymar or Suarez.

  • 6 Magpie Season // Oct 7, 2015 at 9:10 AM

    Anyone fancy Daniel Agger?

  • 7 banjax // Oct 7, 2015 at 9:10 AM

    As I wrote in yesterday’s blog about changing the manager and Lee Charnley, I was glad to see Mick Quinn concur. The only difference is I would have sacked them now. We are 4 points adrift from safety now and even with 30 games left (sounds a lot) with our record of 1 win in 19 games, to me that says ‘Relegated’

  • 8 Teamstoof // Oct 7, 2015 at 9:12 AM

    Hi guys,

    I need your help. As a member of Newcastle how many tickets can I buy?

    We are 4 fans from sweden that will try to get tickets to Newcastle-Liverpool game (december 5)

    Can any of you help me?

    please contact me buy mail


  • 9 andrewsneill // Oct 7, 2015 at 10:38 AM

    Austin should be half the fee in January and, while hardly proven year after year, has done it at least once in the premier league which is more than ramirez. While signing such players is potentially good long term (both in terms of players and/or the selling price) at this point we need someone with some prem experience up front and quickly.

    Personally i’d be looking at Austin, Byram, Matip and Oscar Wendt

  • 10 El Sleeve // Oct 7, 2015 at 12:33 PM

    Ed, seriously mate, please recognise how awful Pardews record actually was in the 2.5 years after the 5th place finish.

    I suggest the Pards n Palace partnership is similar to Keegan in the 90s for us, right club, right time, nothig more.

    Im getting tired at reading these little digs at the disgruntled fans who rightly spoke out against Pardews rubbish 12/13 and 13/14 seasons

  • 11 Lynxie // Oct 7, 2015 at 1:15 PM

    El Sleeve @ 10:
    Well said my friend. Pardew took the plaudits for the 5th place finish (rightly so), and was severely hampered by FCB in the transfer market thanks to one or two successes and several downright rickets by Carr.
    Pardew also deserved the stick he took for a disgraceful run of results, which started after he acted the complete nacker at Hull, where many others would have been arrested, banned from all of the stadiums in the UK, and had thier employment terminated. He was very lucky indeed. just like he is enjoying a lucky run now. Fair play to him, but his time of taking 52,000 fans as mugs had to end.
    May I also add that Obertan was HIS signing?
    I rest my case. Now please move on and forget this single season over achiever.

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