There’s nothing to stop Rafa Benitez and Lee Charnley from making loan moves now that can be signed in January.
Newcastle will have the money to make several loan moves next month – that’s not an issue.
The question that’s not answered because of the stalled takeover is how much money will Rafa have so he can make some permanent signings next month.
The good news today is the Mail reported we have agreed on a loan deal for 21-year-old Kenedy from Chelsea and there’s also news that Newcastle are aggressively making a move for Leicester City striker Slimani.
That’s according to a report in the Leicester Mercury with Newcastle now big favorites to sign the striker on loan.
We were linked with Slimani in the summer, and the Algerian striker has not had much success at Leicester, but he would be an improvement on what we have at Newcastle.
Islam Slimani – loan deal reported close
He has class, and Rafa Benitez could bring out the best in the big striker.
With the loan deal, we get a striker who cost Leicester £25M from Sporting Lisbon 18 months ago so he would be an excellent addition to the Newcastle ranks.
Slimani has scored four goals in the League Cup this season and is the joint top scorer,
With Rafa wanting two strikers brought in during January there seems nothing holding Newcastle back in trying to tie up their second loan deal for January and get the 29-year-old signed on loan.
Announcing deals this month can only help raise the spirits of Newcastle fans after a terrible last two months of results – but things will hopefully get better soon.
Islam Slimani would be a second good addition to the Newcastle side and like Kenedy could be available in early January.
The deal would seem like a good one for both Leicester and Newcastle, and he would cost the Magpies a loan fee, and we would have to pick up his wages.
TBut three players will probably leave Newcastle on loan or permanently in January – Jack Colback, Aleksandar Mitrovic, and Chancel Mbemba.
Mo Diame could also leave the club with interest being shown in him from clubs in Turkey according to the Sun.
Diame is reported to be attracting interest from both Goztepe and Sivasspor, with a £2.5M fee on his head.
What do you think?