Their latest piece on the transfer front also includes some interesting comments from an unnamed football agent, who’s told them that Newcastle are expected to be one of the busier top flight clubs ahead of the winter window.
Here’s a snippet from The Chronicle’s report, which includes a few interesting nuggets of information on the transfer front:
Agents and intermediaries gearing up for January business believe Newcastle United will be one of the busier top flight clubs in the next transfer window.
The word on the transfer market grapevine is that Newcastle are looking to strengthen in a couple of positions if there’s a deal that works for them. Central midfield and attacking positions are being targeted with third parties trying to push players to the club’s hierarchy and Steve Bruce, who brings his own set of contacts and recommendations to the table after a summer window in which his role was more to rubber stamp arrivals who had been teed up months before he arrived.
Intermediaries have been alerted to United’s desire to bring in players in the trading period, with a strong-running central midfielder and a forward on the agenda.
“Newcastle’s one of the clubs whose name is coming up,” said one agent of the early January buzz.
Newcastle have money to spend and although Bruce is playing it very cautiously – the polar opposite of his predecessor Rafa Benitez who liked to crank up the pressure on the hierarchy in the weeks before the transfer windows – he is hopeful of bringing a couple of players in “if the deal is right”.
While it is a difficult window to do business in, Newcastle have played it well in the last two seasons with campaign-turning signings Kenedy and Miguel Almiron.
And there is money to spend again and Bruce would be backed if the club was in dire need of reinforcements to aid their survival fight. But if the club’s improved form holds, they are going into the window in a position of strength which will dictate a few moves.
Interestingly, the piece also claims that Newcastle are tracking players in both Ligue 1 and the Championship, mentioning Jarrod Bowen’s name once again.
Steve Bruce has kept his cards very close to his chest when asked about the January window in recent press conferences, insisting it’s a difficult window, however it sounds like we’ll be trying to bring in a couple of players…“if the deal is right”.
If an energetic midfielder and attacker is on the agenda, who would you like to see us bring in?