Newcastle need to reinforce the team this January and bring in some new players and there has been news recently that Newcastle could lose three top players at that time.
The players being touted as those who may leave are Ayoze Perez, Daryl Janmaat and Moussa Sissoko – but why would Newcastle allow three of our best players to leave when the number one goal this season is to stay in the Premier League?
Daryl Janmaat – no way he will leave in January
It may make for some interesting reading but Newcastle control who will come in and who will allowed to leave and there will be some players allowed to leave in January but neither of those three.
Players who could leave in January are players like Yoan Gouffran, Sylvain Marveaux and Mike Williamson – and maybe even Papiss Cisse – but only if we can bring in a top striker.
We’re sure that clubs like Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham are keen on 22 year-old striker Ayoze Perez, and he may even be a target for them this summer – but he’s not leaving in January.
Moussa Sissoko is always being mentioned as wanting to join a bigger club (I want to play in the Champions League) and recent news is that Newcastle are trying to tie him down to a bigger deal.
The news that he wants £100K/week seems too contrived to be true – so while we think Newcastle do want to tie him down to a bigger deal, we have a hard time believing that he wants as much as £100K/week to stay.
Daryl Janmaat has been in the news recently because Newcastle’s ambitions do not match his.
With good players at Newcastle, that’s been true in the past so we have had players like Demba Ba, Yohan Cabaye and Mathieu Debuchy leave the club for bigger clubs – and then spend most of their time on the bench at Chelsea, PSG and Arsenal respectively.
That’s also been true of Loic Remy when he refused to sign for us full time eighteen months ago and he’s been warming the bench at Chelsea since then.
Until Newcastle become more ambitious that’s always going to be a problem – but Mike Ashley’s biggest worry is that Newcastle get relegated and lose out on all that huge Premier League money – and we’re sure he wants to build a team that can compete in the top ten.
He’s even said he wants Newcastle to win something – so we do expect a good transfer window in January but the team will not be depleted by accepting big offers for our best players.
Starting next season if Newcastle can stay in the Premier League we will get an additional £55M each season (approximately) so there’s plenty of money coming in if only we can stay in the Premier League – about £135M every May for Newcastle.
To stay in the Premier League we will need to keep our best players in January.
Next summer is a whole new world and it depends what Newcastle do in the January transfer window and in the summer that will decide whether we can keep our top players like Ayoze Perez, Moussa Sissoko and Daryl Janmaat at the club.
It’s all in Newcastle’s hands if we really want to be a great side again.