If Newcastle don’t bring in the required players this month then we will in all likelihood be relegated and if we don’t bring them in because we are outbid by other Premier League clubs for our top targets and refuse to pay up for the right players – then we will deserve to be relegated.
That will be yet another example of how the club is run and that we will not pay over the odds for any player – even if it means putting the side once again in jeopardy – which has been done far too many times with Mike Ashley as the owner.
Charlie Austin – Crystal Palace to move for the striker
In short – money is more important then that strength of the squad at Newcastle.
But it seems that’s almost exactly what may happen this month with Alan Pardew and Crystal Palace reportedly launching a £7.5M bid for Charlie Austin this month and Newcastle may not be willing to match that amount for the 26 year-old.
The Sun is reporting that Palace are ready to put in that bid for the QPR striker and given they will lose Charlie for nothing in the summer when he becomes a free agent – that’s a good deal for QPR.
That’s exactly half of what QPR were asking for their striker last summer, when Newcastle were reported to be the favorites to land the striker – and the fact we didn’t is just one reason we are in such a mess right now in the league with too many goals conceded and not enough goals scored.
Palace have only scored 23 goals in their 20 Premier League games but that’s still four goals more than Newcastle have scored and o Palace have 14 more points and have conceded 16 goals less than the Magpies – this season.
That illustrates just how poorly we have done so far this season.
It’s always difficult for people to get a club out of trouble when it’s the same ones that have got us into the mess we are in.
But that’s what we are hoping for and the January transfer window is so important.
Newcastle need to get a lot more ambitious than we’ve ever been under Ashley – and we need to match the ambitions of Crystal Palace – which is a much smaller club than Newcastle United.
That’s true isn’t it?
You may think we have little confidence in those running the club from the top – like Lee Charnley for example – and you’d be right with that assumption.
If we can get Loic Remy in on loan and buy Charlie Austin in January – notice that getting those players in will not cost more than say £8.5M – we would almost be assured of Premier League safety this season.
Then we could build for the future in the summer..
That’s what Newcastle should be trying to do.
It’s called being ambitious.