We are still trying to get Andros Townsend or Modou Barrow in as one of Rafa’s priorities this month – a winger – but it seems that both are proving to be very difficult for Newcastle.
Pete Graves of Sky Sports believes Crystal Palace will still need Townsend this season, unless they sign another winger and the valuation on Barrow by Swansea is too high.
Not a good way to start off the day – but things can only get better.
That’s right isn’t it?
24 year-old Modou Barrow of Swansea – valuation too high
— Pete Graves (@PeteGravesSky) January 25, 2017
Not sure whether current valuation for Barrow is for a straight transfer or a loan, but it’s probably the fee we would have to pay in the summer if we make the loan deal permanent.
Rafa also wants a central midfielder brought in and if we are to believe yesterday’s news Newcastle are still working on bringing in James McCarthy of Everton who Rafa wants as a long term midfield partnership with Jonjo Shelvey.
James would be a great signing for us – if we can get him.
So there doesn’t seem too much that has changed overnight on the transfer front for Newcastle – still no good news for Newcastle.
There’s now only just over five days to go before the window slams shut, so this thing could go down to the wire.
Newcastle really need to get a winger and central midfielder though the door before 11:00 pm Tuesday night.