It we were an ambitious club then Newcastle should be trying to bring in around four players in January – regardless of how we do in the league table.
And we shouldn´t gauge how much money we need to spend next month on what needs to be done to survive in the Premier League this season.
That´s what we did last January and it brought almost a disastrous demotion to the Championship – and we had nobody else to blame but ourselves.
It´s the way the club is being run.
Graham Carr – Newcastle´s Chief Scout
These are the types of players we should be looking to bring in next month – regardless of the results:
- Striker – We need a proven goalscorer who can take the chances we create – and that give more time and take some pressure off young strikers Mitro and Perez as they gain more experience and continue to improve.
Charlie Austin immediately comes to mind as a perfect signing for us in January.
- Left Back – If we are not going to strengthen the central defense this January then at least bring in a top left back to strengthen the back four. Paul Dummett is struggling in that position this season and Haidara is out injured for four months.
Also keep Steve Taylor and Mike Williamson on board until June when their contracts run out and they will leave Newcastle. |
They can provide experienced back-up to Coloccini and Mbemba in central defense – once they are fit again from the hamstring injuries they both picked up in training..
- Play-maker – Newcastle need more creativity in the side and more chances need to be created. We still need somebody who can add some much-needed creativity to the side as Yohan Cabaye once did.
We are not scoring enough goals but we are also not creating enough chances for our strikers either, so a creative central midfielder would be a great addition for us next month..
- Winger – Maybe the lowest priority would be a winger, but there are signs that young Florian Thauvin may be getting some confidence back and coming through at the club.
But another experienced winger like Andros Townsend from Tottenham wouldn´t hurt us at all – and the Tottenham winger could immediately produce for Newcastle.
If players are again brought in from the continent because they are better value and cheaper, then we shouldn’t´t expect them to instantly produce at Newcastle – but that´s what we need from the new arrivals.
So some change in transfer policy may also be necessary next month.
What do you think?