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Two Players Newcastle Want To Sign In January

Newcastle didn’t so ahead and sign Alan Judge of Brentford in the summer, even though the fee was agreed between the two clubs and Judge was anxious to join the Rafa Revolution at Newcastle.

But the Chronicle has reported a number of times, including today, that they think Newcastle will sign him in January when the double fracture of his right leg should have healed very well indeed.

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Alan Judge – Brentford midfielder

So we wouldn’t be at all surprised if Alan joined us in January when he will have turned 28.

We are hoping by then we will be very well positioned in the Championship – but we have learned over the last three years of disappointment and frustration that you cannot bank on anything at Newcastle.

But Alan would seem to be a very good signing for Newcastle and at a very good price and it would seem like an excellent opportunity for the player.

The other player Newcastle could be keen on in January, especially if we are doing well in the Championship, is Irish International midfielder James McCarthy of Everton.

Crystal Palace and Leicester City are two clubs said to be interested in the player,  but a Newcastle United under on the comeback trail with Rafa Benitez could be a strong attraction for a good player who wants to play in the Premier League.

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James McCarthy – Everton midfielder

If Newcastle are looking like we will get promoted in January Rafa will likely want to sign a few players to further strengthen the squad.

That would be with the able assistance of Managing Director Lee Charnley who did so well in the summer.

It could be a lot cheaper than going after them in the summer when we could be a Premier League club again – when other clubs know all the money the PL clubs get each May.

The new deal started in the summer gives clubs anywhere from £100M to £180M – up from £60M to £100M in the old three years deal which ran out in the summer.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

8 comments so far

  • welshgeordie9

    Sep 5, 2016 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #1

    Sissoko and Charlie Austin?

  • geordie157

    Sep 5, 2016 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #2

    Well done Daryl Murphy, now come off the bench vs Derby and score your first for us too!

  • G

    Sep 5, 2016 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #3

    Not sure on McCarthy like, looked poor last season, but that was a Matinez side, so difficult to judge.

  • Yo-yo

    Sep 5, 2016 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #4

    McCarthy seems really highly rated online but less by Everton fans. Toffees fan friend of mine thinks he’s okay but nothing special. Not a great recommendation

  • Jib

    Sep 5, 2016 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #5


    ffs stop with the winter window shite

    Huddersfield are away to Leeds
    Barnsley away to Preston NE
    Fulham a difficult game at home to Brum.
    With a bit of luck we could be 2nd come Monday morning !

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 5, 2016 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #6

    Gayle has to start on Saturday given his previous record and realistically you can only bring on Mitro or Murphy, unless of course he starts with Gayle and one of the two. What would McCardew have done with these major selection headaches. That’s why Mashers/Llambeze and Churners stuck with the purple policy, to make life easy for the Mcardew. A McCardew simply wouldn’t have known what to do and played a LB up front.

  • Belfast

    Sep 5, 2016 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #7

    He’s the master of the five yard pass and not that good at everything else.

  • OneAlanShearer

    Sep 6, 2016 at 7:39 AM

    Comment #8

    Jib exactly it’s about momentum right now. If we can keep pushing up the table starting with Derby, the west brom the wolves and get ahead of anyone else we will have the fear factor going into each game. Teams will fear us. You cannot under estimate how valuable that is. Man utd used it so well over the years
    Teams expected a tonking before a ball was even kicked. We need our players to stay fit and we can win this league. No chickens counted it’s just the approach I’d like to see. A positive mental attitude.


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