The Toon Army here in the Tavern are eager to see their side spend big in the January transfer window, with relegation looking ever-the-more likely.
Newcastle United have always had the ambition to spend big in transfer windows gone by, but haven’t necessarily been provided with funds at the most desperate of times.
Rafa Benitez has been a man who’s never afraid to voice his opinion after coming out to say that he demands a £20 million budget in January. This would then allows him to go about his business in order to give the side their greatest chance of pulling off the great escape.
However, with the funds situation still up in the air as the greedy Mike Ashley continues to make a mockery. Of course, you can guarantee some movement in January, but whether it’s the players Benitez wants is yet to be seen.
Indeed, in the hunt to find a natural goal-scorer he’s taking a liking to Islam Slimani of Leicester City, after the Foxes came out to say they expect a bit for the Tyneside club according to reports.
Nevertheless, with more than one player required if they are to escape the relegation zone. Here’s a look at TWO players who may just follow the Algerian to the Sports Direct Arena.