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Newcastle: Magpies likely to focus on 2020 summer transfer window instead of January

Newcastle: Magpies likely to focus on 2020 summer transfer window instead of January

Newcastle look set to remain relatively quiet in the January transfer window, with greater emphasis to be put on activity next summer.

According to Newcastle Chronicle journalist Lee Ryder, Newcastle are likely to make one or two additions at most in January, with the main emphasis being put on next summer to bring in additional fire power.

Ryder, who is the Chronicle’s Chief Sports Writer, said in a Q&A: “I think there will be one or possibly two additions. I think there is more emphasis being placed on the summer window than January.”

Steve Bruce’s side have struggled for form so far this campaign, with only Watford scoring fewer goals in the Premier League.

The Magpies are dangerously short on prolific forward options heading into a looming relegation battle, with record signing Joelinton netting just once this season.

Indeed, for both of Newcastle’s Premier League wins, they’ve been required to defend magnificently in sturdy 1-0 victories over Tottenham and Manchester United, having faced 17 and 12 shots respectively in those games.

However, despite an alarming lack of creativity and flair in the final third, it looks like Bruce won’t be turning his full attention to the January transfer window.

The Magpies have most recently been linked with a January move for Strasbourg midfielder Ibrahima Sissoko in a £10.5m deal – one that barely solves their goalscoring issues (he has yet to score in 13 games this season).

In terms of urgent business that needs to be done, it seems Newcastle cannot rest on their laurels – they may need to make the necessary attacking additions sooner rather than later if relegation is to be avoided.

Newcastle fans, what do you think? Are you satisfied with waiting until the 2020 summer window? Share your views in the comments section below!

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