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Newcastle: Kennedy expects marquee signing

Newcastle journalist Liam Kennedy has dropped an exciting transfer claim, regarding the upcoming January window.

What’s the talk?

The reporter has claimed that he is anticipating the Magpies to pursue ‘flagships’ in the window to make people take notice of them. He has named Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale as an example, with Newcastle potentially targeting big names who are not in the peak of their powers.


“Newcastle United, last summer there was a lot of talk of Gareth Bale. These players are damaged goods, but they are quality players who are the type of flagships that make people stand up and take notice.

“I would anticipate, as well as being some solid signings and levelling up in a lot of positions, I think they’ll want that feather in the cap. I think they’ll want one or two who really get people standing up and taking notice.”

Would Bale be a good signing?






Newcastle fans will surely be delighted with this claim for multiple reasons. For starters, it gives the supporters a reason to get excited ahead of the January window as this update tees up a busy month for PIF as they attempt to bolster the squad with new additions.

The Magpies are currently 19th in the Premier League table and are yet to pick up their first win in the division, with ten games already down the drain. This is why the St. James’ Park faithful need a reason to be cheerful and these quotes from Kennedy could provide one, with the prospect of a marquee signing arriving in January an exciting one.

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Secondly, Kennedy names Bale as the type of player they could target. The Welshman has only played three games in La Liga this season, but enjoyed an impressive 2020/21 campaign on loan at Tottenham in the Premier League and could still have a huge influence on the side.

He produced 11 goals and two assists in 20 league matches for Spurs, starting ten of those games. This shows that whilst he may be ‘damaged goods’ per Kennedy, he has the ability to come in at Newcastle and help them win games at this level.

That is why fans will be delighted at the prospect of a marquee, flagship, signing coming in during the January window, as they could inject some quality into the team. Whether that is Bale or another player with a similar profile remains to be seen, but supporters have a reason to be excited for now…

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