Rafa Benitez has said over the weekend he is hopeful of Newcastle getting a breakthrough in the transfer window and it seems our best chance of getting somebody through the door is Andros Townsend who would be a great signing for us – again.
Crystal Palace and Sam Allardyce are warming to the thought of getting a loan fee from Newcastle for Andros and of course we will also pay the player’s wages if he does come on loan this month with an option or obligation to buy in the summer.
Andros Townsend in Newcastle colors last season
Newcastle are negotiating with Palace on the loan fee and also on the transfer fee for him in the summer, and the Tyneside club are trying to make the deal as attractive as possible to the London club.
It could still be long hard grind to get this deal done this month but Rafa definitely wants this player back and by all reports Andros now realizes he made a big mistake in leaving Newcastle last summer.
Even though he deserted us in late June he would still be a popular signing among the vast majority of the Geordie fans.
Would You Take Andros Townsend Back At Newcastle?
- Yes (85%, 7,647 Votes)
- No (15%, 1,377 Votes)
Total Voters: 9,024
We also hope we can get other players through the door in the next 8 days before the transfer window slams shut on Tuesday 31st January at 11:00 pm.
Newcastle were linked yesterday in the Croatian press with an ambitious £25M move for two top Croatian teenagers who play for the Dynamo Zagreb first team – two 19 year-olds.
Filip Benkovic is a 6ft 4ins center-back and Ante Coric is an attacking midfielder who has already played twice for the Croatian national side.
Here’s our report on that potential double transfer.
Rafa also wants James McCarthy of Everton who is still available, soe other deals are still possible this month.
Let’s hope we can get some players signed before a week tomorrow.