Rafa Benitez brought in an amazing 12 players to the club over the summer transfer window – a full team plus one sub.
So as the January transfer window approaches, the Chronicle are reporting today that Newcastle will be going after quality rather than quantity in the upcoming transfer window.
Rafa will bring in maybe two or three players to shore up some positions in the team.
Alan Judge – signing in January?
One player we were heavily linked with in the summer who we didn’t sign was play-maker Alan Judge of Brentford – and it’s a decent bet we will try to sign Alan in January.
By then he should have fully recovered from the double fracture of his right leg he suffered at Ipswich last April, following a heavy tackle from Ipswich’s Luke Hyam.
The tackle that fractured Alan Judge’s lower right leg in two places
Alan’s creativity would certainly help us in the Championship and Judge could also be a good player in the Premier League.
We’ll also have to hope that Newcastle are very well placed in the league table by the time January rolls around.
Then we could attract some (very) good players to the club, since it would look like we are heading back to the Premier League at the first attempt.
Newcastle were represented at the Genk Europa League tie in Belgium recently and there were a number of good young players playing in the game that Genk won 3-1 against Sassuolo; that was on Thursday 29th September.
As January approaches we will be linked with a number of players – but the most important thing for Newcastle before then is to keep winning our games in the league.
Here are the five league games coming up once we start up against next Saturday after the two week long and rather boring International break:
October Sat 15 15:00 H Brentford Tue 18 19:45 A Barnsley Sat 22 15:00 H Ipswich Town Sat 29 15:00 A Preston November Sat 05 15:00 H Cardiff City