Newcastle are still trying to bring in some players in January and news today that Alexandre Lacazette did turn down a potential move to Newcastle and given our league position and form over the last year – who can really blame him.
But there should be other targets we should be able to get to the club this month and one we have been reportedly in negotiations with for over a week now is Bordeaux winger/central midfielder Henri Saivet.
Henri Saivet – negotiations ongoing
But even Saivet has expressed concerns about Newcastle because currently we are in the relegation zone and that he does not want to be playing in the Championship next season.
That’s why it was so important that we won some games after the Aston Villa draw, so we could have moved up the league table but our low position could now cost us some signings this month.
We hope not too many.
The Chronicle is reporting that negotiations are ongoing with the Bordeaux players but if we are having trouble signing this player – for around £3M – what problems will we have if we go after better players?
The latest report is that his club Bordeaux want more than £3M for their player – that’s according to the Mirror – so we hope Newcastle increase the offer quickly and not haggle over one or two million, when we will lose £135M a year of we are relegated.
We have haggled for a million here and there far too much under Mike Ashley.
It’s not looking too good right now, but the powers that be at Newcastle (read that as the people who got us into this awful mess) have to make some breakthroughs this month and maybe have release clauses in the players’ contract that if we are relegated they can leave the club.
That’s what it’s come to at Newcastle in January 2016 – due basically to gross mismanagement at the top of the club.