Newcastle have done well to bring in Henri Saivet from Bordeaux and Jonjo Shelvey from Swansea in less than 24 hours for around £17M earlier this week, but we still need more players brought in with 17 days left in the transfer window which will close on February 1st this year.
And there’s good news in the Chronicle today that Newcastle are again in communication with Andros Townsend’s representatives with the recent news the winger is keen on a move to Newcastle.
Andros Townsend – keen on a move to Newcastle
So it seems we can still attract some good players to Tyneside, even through we have struggled over the last year and are now second bottom of the league.
The negotiations center on a potential £12M deal for the England International, so you cannot accuse Newcastle of not splashing the cash for a second successive transfer window.
It appears Newcastle want to sign Townsend permanently in January and not take him on loan first, and a deal may be possible if Newcastle are indeed willing to pay out the high £12M fee for the 10 times capped 24 year-old England International winger.
It seems Steve McClaren could be winning his battle to bring in experienced English Premier League players and that’s good to see.
Andros has made it very clear he wants a move to Newcastle and he is also still keen to make the England squad for the Euro 2016 Championships in France in June.
Add to that the fact that McClaren rates Townsend highly and wants the experienced Premier League player brought in – and a deal is certainly possible.
But Newcastle cannot dilly dally this month – and they know that more than anybody.
If Newcastle do spend £12M on Townsend that would take the January spending close to £30M for three players and Andros would be a popular signing on Tyneside.