Eddie Howe has refused to give any guarantees that Newcastle will be splashing the cash in January.
He has promised that the owners WILL support him, however he’s moved to manage expectations ahead of the winter window.
We might be the richest club in the world but we also currently sit 20th in the Premier League, a position that makes it awkward to attract players in an already difficult window to do business.
A winless Toon side is in desperate need of investment, with Joe Willock – a loanee from last season – our only summer transfer.
The January window is still six weeks away and Howe’s side risks being cut adrift before they can get anyone in as a rotten December run sees us play Leicester, Liverpool, Man City, Everton and Man Utd in the space of a fortnight.
This is what our manager said ahead of tomorrow night’s must-win clash against Norwich:
“It’s very difficult and would be foolish of me to make any promises on that, in a sense that we will definitely spend money and sign players.
“You have to attract players, they have to want to come.
“They have to be the right players and improve the squad.
“Everyone knows January is incredibly difficult to recruit players in, especially when your league position is difficult.
“I can’t make any promises on that but I can promise that owners and the people above me will support me in trying to achieve what we need.”