There’s an exclusive in the Mirror today saying that Newcastle United will spend big money in the January transfer window in order to try to save their Premier League status.
Newcastle are in a relegation position at the moment in 3rd bottom place with only 17 points in the first 19 league games – the worst start ever in the Premier league.
The Mirror is reporting that Newcastle want to sign 25 year-old CSKA Moscow play-maker Alan Dzagoev in January.
Newcastle have never really replaced Yohan Cabaye since he left Newcastle almost two years ago – so it’s good we are eventually trying to replace him – better late than never we suppose.
The report is that Manchester lawyer Saide Moussallati is now working on a deal to bring the 48 times Russian International to the Premier League in January – but other clubs are also interested in the player.
Dzagoev has been at CSKA Moscow since 2008 and he is a very creative player having played 254 games for the Russian side with 57 goals and 79 assists.
But here is another case of Newcastle wanting to bring in a player who has no experience in the Premier League and he will almost certainly take time to adjust to English football.
The four players we brought in over the summer for over £52M are still adjusting to the Premier League and we are now half-way through the season and in big trouble.
That’s something that Newcastle cannot afford to wait for new players in January to produce, and it would be better if we invested in British players who have experience in the Premier League so they can immediately produce.
That’s even if they are more expensive and money shouldn’t be a concern next month because if we are relegated in May we will lose millions and millions for not being in the Premier League with all the TV rights money being generated for the PL clubs.
If we do bring in players from the continent – which we have done in the past and if we refuse to change our policy – then there is no guarantee Newcastle will be able to avoid the drop because it’s unfair and unrealistic to expect these players to immediately produce for the side.
What do you think?