An exciting update has emerged on Newcastle’s transfer plans ahead of the upcoming January transfer window…
Magpies reporter Liam Kennedy has claimed that PIF will make multiple ‘marquee’ signings and has admitted that they could come in January, although they may wait until the end of the season.
“I think Newcastle will make a couple of marquee signings, it might not be in January, although I do think they might try and do something in January.”
Newcastle fans will surely be buzzing with this claim from Kennedy as it suggests that they can look forward to some exciting transfer business in the next two windows.
Although he has not said that they will 100% go for a marquee addition in January, he does believe that it will come eventually and that they will still try to bring players in during the winter market.
It would sensible for the club to make a few shrewd additions in January to bolster the squad in order to achieve survival, rather than splashing out the cash instantly. If they are able to sign the right players to keep the club in the Premier League then they could go into next summer in a better position to tempt stars into joining, rather than coming to them with the prospect of six months in a relegation battle.
For example, the Magpies may choose to wait for the summer months and go for someone like Dusan Vlahovic. He has recently been linked with a move to Tyneside and he could fit the profile of the marquee addition needed to lift the team to the next level.
The Serbian international is not playing Champions League football with Fiorentina and, therefore, could be more open to the move than, say, a player competing at the very top with Real Madrid or Manchester City. However, he has the performance levels to suggest that he could be an extravagant signing, with 29 Serie A strikes since the start of last season.
For now, though, Newcastle supporters will be elated at the prospect of an exciting January transfer window speculating over who may or may not arrive.
Hopefully, Eddie Howe and his team will then provide the goods in reality during the window to bolster the squad and improve the displays on the pitch in order to stave off relegation to the Championship.