With the Newcastle United fans here in the Transfer Tavern absolutely desperate for a boost after four losses on the bounce, the punters propping up our bar are nervous ahead of the game tonight.
Though the Magpies who frequent our four walls in their droves would usually back their chances when playing a managerless West Brom, their recent run of dismal form has seriously concerned those who prop up our bar so regularly.
So, eager to take their collective minds off things, there’s nothing quite like a good transfer story. Indeed, GhanaSoccerNet cite reports in the UK claiming the Toon Army were ready to move in on a new defender come the January sales.
Rashid Sumaila is reportedly of interest to the Magpies as Rafa Benitez looks to bolster his defensive ranks, having shipped seven goals in the last two games, despite their otherwise fairly sound backline. The 24-year-old is currently plying his trade over in Kuwait with Al Qadsia and was recently linked with a move to Rangers, though a move to Scotland never panned out.
The Ghanian, a teammate of Chrisitan Atsu for the Black Stars, featured in the 2014 World Cup for his country and would prove a popular addition amongst our punters.
While Newcastle have been lax at the back of late, they should probably focus on signing an attacker in the New Year. When Jamaal Lascelles is back, the Magpies should be a lot better.