Is seems that Mike Ashley will allow quite a bit of money to be spent in the January transfer window in an attempt to bolster what looks like a weak squad, which at the moment doesn’t seem good enough to stay in the Premier League.
And the players Newcastle bring in must be able to produce immediately otherwise they will not be able to help the team.
And there’s news that Steve McClaren wants to bring in British players who already have experience in the Premier League – so that’s a good sign.
Charlie Austin at QPR – would be great buy fo us
Usually, Newcastle like to spend money on younger players who may be good players in one or two years time, but we shouldn’t be doing that in January – not if we expect them to produce immediately.
We need a couple of defenders, a proven striker and maybe a central midfield player and a winger in January.
We have never replaced Yohan Cabaye who left almost two years ago and we saw on Saturday he’s as good now as he was at Newcastle.
It seems we need that many players in order to survive, but it will also be difficult with that many new players – to get Newcastle playing well together.
We haven’t managed to do that yet this season – and we are more than three months into the season.
We are having trouble scoring goals and have only 14 goals in our 14 league games and new striker Aleksandar Mitrovic is having trouble getting used to the Premier League.
Newcastle must bring in a striker who is a proven goalscorer in the Premier League and we know of no better player then QPR’s Charlie Austin.
He was really expensive in the summer at £15M but his price six months before his contract runs out at QPR should be about half of that – so he would be a good buy for Newcastle in January.
And his goals could potentially save us from relegation this season.
What we don’t want to see is a 20 year-old or 21 year-old brought in during the window and then be expected to immediately score goals in the Premier League.
Charlie would be a great buy for us – especially if his goals help us keep our Premier League status and this season in the Championship he has scored 8 goals in 13 total appearances for his London club.
He’s the obvious striker for the club – we just hope the Board are sensible in the January window.