Newcastle are expected to have a busy transfer window in January in an attempt to keep Newcastle in the Premier League and as many as four players could be arriving on Tyneside at that time.
January is a very difficult window to get clubs to release their best players half-way through the season, and it´s also more expensive, but it looks like owner Mike Ashley is willing to turn over big bucks again in an attempt to keep Newcastle in England’s top tier.
Anwar El Ghazi – 20 year-old Ajax winger
There’s news today that Newcastle want to sign 20 year-old Dutch International winger Anwar El Ghazi in January and it wouldn´t be a surprise if Newcastle are trying to agree some deals now – that can be completed in early January.
El Ghazi is of Moroccan descent and the 6´ 2¨ tall winger was born in Barendrecht in the Netherlands and has been in the Ajax first team for a couple of years now, since signing on from Sparta Rotterdam in the summer of 2013.
He´s made 59 appearances with 18 goals for Ajax and El Ghazi was eligible to represent both the Netherlands and Morocco at senior International level since he has dual citizenship.
He finally made his International debut for the Netherlands when he was called up for two UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying games last month by Dutch manager Danny Blind.
The Netherlands won 2-1 at Kazakhstan when Tim Krul suffered that devastating knee injury – but then they lost 2-1 at home to the Czech Republic and failed to qualify for the finals in France next year.
Certainly El Ghazi looks a very promising player and would seem to be a good signing for us, but he could also take some time to settle in England.
The Telegraph are reporting he has been watched several times by Chief Scout Graham Carr and the youngster has been in excellent form this season with eight goals in 18 total appearances.
In order to bring in players like El Ghazi in January, Newcastle will need to let some players leave so there is space freed up in the 25 man Premier League squad.
Those expected to leave the club are Yoan Gouffran, Sylvain Marveaux and Mike Williamson, who has made a great start to his Wolves career on loan.
Mike is likely to make the move permanent in January since he seems to be exactly what Wolves need.
From what we can tell El Ghazi looks like he could be a great signing for us.
What do you think?