Newcastle are being heavily linked with former defender Tamas Kadar, who left Newcastle over four years ago when Alan Pardew was the manager and he is now playing for Polish side Lech Poznan and Newcastle scouts have been at their games this season.
We always thought Tamas would be a big success after he was signed as an 18 year-old way back in January of 2008, but he picked up some injuries and when Alan Pardew joined the club in late 2010 he didn’t seem to rate the Hungarian International too highly.
Tamas Kadar when he was at Newcastle
But Tamas looked very good in the Euro 2016 games in the summer and seems he wouldn’t cost too much for Newcastle to sign the left-sided defender in January – between £1M and £2M.
So there seems little downside on signing somebody who Rafa could make into an even better player at Newcastle.
Tamas played 18 games for the first team while he was on Tyneside.
And the player we almost signed in the summer and who we are being linked with in January is Brentford midfielder Alan Judge, who is still recovering from the double fracture of the left leg he picked up in April at Ipswich.
27 year-old Alan Judge
Alan is progressing slowly but surely back to full fitness and he should be playing again by the end of this year.
Newcastle almost signed him in August, but we seemed to hold off because Alan wouldn’t be returning until late in the year.
Alan is another play-maker we could use and he was in the Championship Team of the Season last season so he’s a very good player and could be another excellent signing for us.
Rafa may want to bring some players in during this January transfer window and then in the summer he will need to let a number of players leave the club as he again significantly upgrades the squad, when we are hopefully back in the Premier League.
What do you think?