Newcastle Reported After The New John Stones In January

It looks like Rafa Benitez will not get much funding from the owner if it’s still Mike Ashley in January.

And there’s even news today in the Chronicle that Rafa may be thinking of only bringing in loan players in January.

The other way to get new players in is to arrange a swap of players with another club.

That’s one way not to spend too much money in January, and Rafa will not have much to spend – so that may work.

There will be lots of reports coming out about the players Rafa wants to bring in next month during this month.

Jack Hendry – talented young player

And today the Mail is reporting Newcastle are watching 22-year-old Dundee defender Jack Hendry.

The player stands 6ft 2ins tall, and it’s reported that both Southampton and Crystal Palace are also monitoring the player.

Hendry has been looking good this season since signing for the club in the summer on a two year deal from Wigan.

Dundee are struggling financially so they may want to accept a deal for their young center-back – one that even Newcastle can afford.

Hendry has played 22 times for Dundee this season with 3 goals, and he could be a reasonable buy in January – given Newcastle will probably have very little to spend.

If Rafa is serious about the player, it means he thinks he can make the step up to the Premier League.

Hendry has been compared to John Stones for his playing style.

And the England center-back has looked very good in the Premier League this season and he has come on by leaps and bounds since signing for world-class manager Pep Guardiola 18 months ago.

Comments welcome.

9 comments so far

  • ShirebrookToon

    Dec 6, 2017 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #1

    Can he play upfront aswell

  • SuperShearer

    Dec 6, 2017 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #2

    Has anyone heard any more about the potential takeover? Seriously worried that MA has cocked this up for himself and us and we’re now staring down the barrel of a tough relegation battle.

  • Optimistic Panda

    Dec 6, 2017 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #3


    Could Ashley not recognise we needed players at the start of this season?

    He spends when he has no other choice.

    He may recognise what nufc could be but why should he profit from somebody else’s gamble and hard work?

    I could understand if he’d started nufc on the road to success but Instead he had us on the road to ruin.

  • expatmag

    Dec 6, 2017 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #4

    I think it is off. Stsveley wont go higher and Ashley wont go lower. He wont fund Rafa either and we will be relegated by April.

  • Optimistic Panda

    Dec 6, 2017 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #5


    Cheers from a few threads back.

  • Optimistic Panda

    Dec 6, 2017 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #6


    Bugger off with your Xmas cheer lol

  • Optimistic Panda

    Dec 6, 2017 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #7

    I think we’ll sign Ronaldo in January, that’s fat Ronaldo incase anyone thinks it’s wishful thinking.

  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 6, 2017 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #8


    sadly i think you may be right. i think we all knw ash was more than capable of raining on our parade. It’s like he’s got this perverse delight in really making us suffer year after year.

  • JackButler

    Dec 6, 2017 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #9

    A goal scoring striker has to be the only priority this window. No doubt we’ll have a minimum amount off the useless git at the top but we have to get a striker. Raffa will have to beg borrow and steal as without one we are in serious trouble


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