It was interesting after the game last night that Rafa Benitez in one of his interviews hinted that he was hoping for some good news soon from Managing Director Lee Charnley on the transfer front.
It now appears that Rafa wants to bring in a winger and a central midfield player in this transfer window.
And with the good form shown by Yoan Gouffran last night up front in the 3-1 win against Birmingham and his fabulous goal, we are probably OK for strikers.
Daryl Murphy is also available and Dwight Gayle and Aleksandar Mitrovic are expected back from injury within a couple of weeks.
This is what Rafa said last night:
“I was speaking with Lee Charnley before the game.”
“Hopefully he is working this evening and he will give me a surprise in a few hours, a few days.”
“We will keep working.”
The rumors are that we are close to signing both Andros Townsend from Crystal Palace and James McCarthy from Everton and certainly if we can get both those players through the door this month it will go down as another very good transfer window for Newcastle.
The latest news on Townsend today is that we are monitoring his situation and are still keen to bring him back to Newcastle from Crystal Palace.
We have to hope that Rafa was hinting last night at what could be an imminent signing for Newcastle, with just 12 days left in this important if difficult transfer window.