Luke Edwards has been speaking on the BBC Football Daily podcast about what he’s heard about Newcastle United’s owners.
While Newcastle were able to halt a run of three successive defeats on Monday evening, that also came with a tinge of disappointment as both Callum Wilson and Allan Saint-Maximin went off injured – with Eddie Howe claiming the former’s injury ‘does not look good‘.
Do Newcastle need to sign a striker?
Amanda Staveley has already told Newcastle fans that there will be investment when the January transfer window opens, but it remains to be seen what will actually happen and indeed, how much of a budget Howe will have to spend in the new year, but there likely won’t be any superstar names arriving, according to Edwards.
Edwards is confident about how the owners will go about their business in January.
“I think they are sensible people [the Newcastle owners]. I don’t think it is like when the Manchester City takeover happened and they wanted that showbiz signing – they brought in Robinho.
“Everything that I’ve heard about them and I’ve spoken to them, they are sensible people, and they’ve spoken very, very well.”
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The Magpies will have wanted to be busy in January before the injuries sustained by both Saint-Maximin and Wilson, as players such as Kieran Trippier and Sven Botman have been linked, but now they may be looking to add more firepower to a squad that has not had trouble scoring this season having netted 19 goals already, but given PIF’s wealth, splashing an extra bit of cash on a new striker may not be completely wild thinking.
Newcastle will be looking towards January as a month which could really define the campaign as they may be able to bring in some season-changing recruits, while also they have a lot of potentially winnable fixtures against the likes of Southampton, Leeds United and Watford.