In 15 days time the January transfer window will open up and although manager Steve McClaren refuses to talk about the upcoming transfer window Newcastle (Graham Carr?) will have already decided which are the targets they want to go after next month to strengthen our squad – which has struggled so far this season.
Hopefully we will bring good players in who can contribute immediately to the side and one of those we have been linked very closely with is Tottenham winger Andros Townsend.
Andros Townsend – yes – I’m signing for Newcastle
There were reports last weekend that Newcastle were lining up an £8M deal to sign the England International winger on a permanent basis in January.
Andros is unhappy at Tottenham because of his lack of playing time and he has appeared in only three Premier League games this season and not started any.
There are other clubs like Sunderland, Southampton, Aston Villa and West Brom after the player, but reports from the London press this week are saying he would more than welcome a move to Newcastle United.
One of the concerns we had about the January window was that we would be low down in the league table and it would be difficult to attract good players to the club.
But our last two wins and the 6 points will have helped us a lot and in the case of Andros he would have seen a fighting Newcastle side inflict the first league defeat on Spurs since August 8th – the opening day of the season.
So that certainly will not hurt our chances of getting him.
It could be that Newcastle have already agreed the deal – and it would be very positive if we can bring Andros in very early in the January window so he can help contribute to the side immediately.
We hope that happens.
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