Newcastle United managed to secure all three points against Cardiff City in their last Premier League outing, but they still find themselves at risk of slipping into the relegation zone.
The Magpies will definitely be focused on the remaining nine days left in the January transfer window, with at least a couple of additions needing to be secured.
Indeed, the Tyneside club’s survival bid could all depend on the amount of business they manage to get done over the next nine days, so the pressure is firmly on Mike Ashley and Rafa Benitez to deliver.
Sadly, two positions that currently require improvements are at left-back and at the pinnacle of the attack, with Salomon Rondon struggling for cover and Paul Dummett currently the only recognised left-back.
With that in mind, these are the TWO Newcastle deals that need to happen in order to survive..
Nicolas Tagliafico represented Argentina at the World Cup last year and has since impressed at current club Ajax over in Holland, with four goals and five assists to his name from left-back.
Rafa Benitez’s side have been linked (as per The Mirror) with a January move for the full-back, but nothing has materialised up until this point in the transfer window.
Newcastle currently have Paul Dummett as their only recognised left-back at St James’ Park, with Christian Atsu and Javier Manquillo filling in at times, so it’s important they bring in cover in that position.
Kemar Roofe has been explosive in front of goal in the Championship so far this season, having produced 14 goals in just 23 appearances.
The Magpies currently have Salomon Rondon thriving at the pinnacle of their attack but he has struggled for back-up cover at times in the current campaign, so he could really do with a prolific strike partner to lighten the load.
Roofe has all the ingredients to become a star in the Premier League, with his pace, strength and finishing ability making him difficult for any defender to handle.
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