If George Caulkin of the Times is accurate – and he usually is – then it seems that Newcastle have given up on bringing in James McCarthy or any other central midfielder for that matter.
George has just tweeted that it’s Andros Townsend or nothing for Newcastle in this transfer window – let’s hope it’s not nothing – but three’s still work to do to get Townsend through the door.
It ‘s just so disappointing and now we have to hope that Jonjo Shelvey keeps healthy for the rest of the season, because if we lose him we have nobody who can replace him as two wins in the five games he missed through suspension adequately proved.
Jonjo Shelvey – let’s hope he keeps fit
Here’s what George Caulkin has tweeted today:
At this stage, it’s Townsend or nothing for #Nufc this month & plenty of work to do there.
— George Caulkin (@CaulkinTheTimes) January 30, 2017