Our Newcastle United supporting punters here at the Football Transfer Tavern are breathing a sigh of relief, as it appears that Magpies boss Steve McClaren may finally have enough money to get the round in, and finally start spending some money this summer.
It was only three days ago that we reported that McLaren had had to email the club’s supporters to assure them of signings, as many began to wonder whether it would simply be another summer of high profiles exits from the club. However, the Chronicle are now reporting that deals could be made for QPR striker Charlie Austin, and also PSV box-to-box midfielder Georgio Wijnaldum.
The latter signing would be particularly exciting news for the Toon Army, as they would of course have beaten their arch rivals Sunderland to the Dutch ace’s signature.
Austin is almost certain to leave Loftus Road this summer, with his debut season in the Premier League being a considerable success, and therefore convicing the majority of mid-table clubs that he has more than what it takes to succeed at the top levels.
Furthermore, with Euro 2016 just around the corner, Austin will be wanting to prove himself at this level again, in order to convince Roy Hodgson that he deserve to be on the Eurostar next summer.
Should Newcastle be able to pull this off, this would certainly look like the type of players their supporters would want to bring in. A 20 goal a season striker, and a recent World cup semi-finalist are definitely players that could push Newcastle to the next level, and potentially back to European football.
Newcastle fans….. What do you make of this news? Would you like to see the club actually spend some money? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!