Newcastle United fans here in the Tavern are hoping to secure another season in the Premier League, as relegation straight back to the Championship is still a worry for many.
The Magpies have been struggling for form over the past couple of months with only one win in their last seven Premier League matches, a stat that now sees Newcastle only two points off the dreaded relegation zone. Indeed, Rafa Benitez has done his best to rally his troops at the most desperate of times, but many of our local northerners are really starting to rue the Spaniard’s decision to bring Islam Slimani to St James’ Park during the January transfer window.
However, it appears as if the club are looking to improve on their recent transfer window woes, with reports in the Chronicle Live suggesting that Newcastle United are favourites to sign £900k-rated veteran Iker Casillas. Indeed, there’s no doubt that the 36-year-old will go down as one of the best ‘keepers in the history of world football, but bringing his ageing body to St James’ Park just doesn’t seem to be a sensible move for the Magpies.
Therefore, here’s a look at TWO reasons as to why signing Casillas would be Newcastle United’s biggest transfer mistake in years…