Two Players Newcastle Could Sign This January

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.

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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.

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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?

Comments welcome.

7 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 21, 2016 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #1

    My confirmed Rafa bingo line up

    Anita Lascelles Clarke Dummet
    Ritchie Shelvey Hayden The Gouff
    Mitro Gayle

  • Ibizatoon

    Oct 21, 2016 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #2

    Morning Jail, how you feeling today?

    You’ve gone 4-4-2? I suppose what they say about us guys and what we think with may be true after all 😉

  • casejm

    Oct 21, 2016 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #3

    Who he signs should depend on our league position in January. If we are still top and look as if we will definitely be promoted then it might be a good idea to sign a couple of premier league quality players in readiness for next season. However, if we are out of the top 2 we will need players specifically to guarantee promotion. It will be a difficult call.

  • croftus5678

    Oct 21, 2016 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #4

    wilfred bony and atsu perma would be my ideal signings.

  • Rotonda heights

    Oct 21, 2016 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #5

    AP preferred to play simpson and perch as CBs v norwich instead of giving this lad a go. what a tool.

  • Jib

    Oct 21, 2016 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #6

    You are referring to November 2011 when Coloccini and Taylor were both out injured.
    If it hadn’t been for Ba’s 2 we would have been battered 4 – 0 (4-2 final score).

    Kadar was 21 and had only 2 first team games for Huddersfield (for Lee Clark ) under his belt – at the time we played the Canaries he had returned to NUFC for treatment to an injury received playing for the Terriers v Walsall.

    I think Pardew had little choice.

    Sometimes it’s not the coaches fault – shit just happens.

    Oh and by the way we finished 5th and qualified for Europe that season.

  • james589

    Oct 21, 2016 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #7

    My two cents…

    Judge is a massive gamble as coming back from a double leg fracture. Won’t have an indication in January if he is back at his previous level or not. We have been stung too many times with signings who had suffered serious injuries and either didn’t perform very well for us or spent more time on the physio table than on the pitch (I’m thinking Michael Owen, Alan Smith, Albert Luque). Wait until summer, if he’s looking good again and we think he has PL quality, bring him in. Otherwise PASS.

    I think there are better defenders out there than Kadar. but fair to say he never got a proper chance here and maybe has some unfinished business. Might be a useful backup for the run-in but I don’t see him being PL quality.

    January signings will largely depend on where we are in the table I think. I don’t fear losing our star performers if we are looking like dead certs for promotion. There would be few players short-sighted enough to leave a world class manager and for the PL when we’d be there ourselves in a matter of months. I think the players are buying into Rafa’s model. Only ones we would lose are those disillusioned with rotation who feel they deserve first team football all the time. If we start to struggle then yes perhaps a couple of gritty Championship players with something to prove would give us the edge on the run-in.

    As for incomings, I think we are setting our sights a little low with these players of Judge and Kadar’s level. I think we could attract Premier League quality players (and we shouldn’t be looking for any less). Gayle, Ritchie and Shelvey are our stand-out performers so far and they have all dropped down to be here – that could convince others to do the same for a few months.

    To be honest if things are working as well as they are now and we’re not injury-ridden, I wouldn’t want to change an awful lot in January. If there are good deals to be made for quality players who will be out of contract in the summer (or loans to the end of the season to fill out the squad) then bring them in, otherwise wait until the summer to do our work. Too early to be talking about transfers really – it’s not even November!!


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