Newcastle like to do good deals in the transfer market and two players whose prices have come down since the summer and who also have valuable Premier League experience are QPR striker Charlie Austin and Spurs England International winger Andros Townsend.
The Chronicle yesterday said their information was that the priorities at Newcastle for next month are forwards, so these two would fit into that philosophy.
But if we don’t strengthen the defense next month that could be another huge mistake Lee Charnley and company are making in this upcoming January transfer window.
Andros Townsend – £7M from Tottenham?
There’s been a soap opera with Charlie Austin since the summer but he’s now available at probably less than half the £15M QPR were asking for him in the summer – so at say £7M – that’s a good deal in anybody’s book.
His 18 goals in 35 appearances in the Premier league for QPR last season is proof of that.
There’s news in the Express today that Andros Townsend is almost certain to leave Spurs next month – so he can get regular football in an attempt to make the England squad for the Euro 2016 Championships next June in France.
Andros hasn’t played for Spurs in nearly two months now and Newcastle were one of the clubs interested in the Englishman in the summer when Spurs wanted around £12M for him.
The news in London is that he will be available for a lot less than that next month – so maybe we could get him in for around £7M?
So for around £14M Newcastle could get two English forwards in next month who have Premier League experience and could immediately contribute to the side.
That sounds like a good deal to us.
What do you think?