Newcastle United could now look to put a much bigger emphasis on the January transfer window given their current Premier League position.
This has been suggested by the Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth who has been speaking on Chris Cowlin’s YouTube channel ahead of the winter market.
It has been a sensational start to the 2022/23 campaign for the Magpies which has Eddie Howe’s side sitting in the dizzy heights of third spot during the World Cup break.
Already, Newcastle have been linked with rivalling the Premier League leaders, Arsenal, in the race for the Ukrainian sensation Mykhaylo Mudryk.
And with the opportunity to provide Howe with further tools in their quest to achieve European football, Sheth expects the owners to potentially push forward plans which may have been kept for next summer:
(11:30) “And I just wonder whether Newcastle, teams like Newcastle, and I mentioned the factor with Arsenal, whether they’ll look at January and think you know what, this is a unique opportunity we’ve got here. Let’s try and bring in some players because, you know, we’re in a position that maybe we didn’t think we would be, but now we are, take advantage of it and reinforce the squad.”
TIF Thoughts on Sheth’s comments…
We think this should be the case at Newcastle in January. There may be some caution about getting their hopes up over finishing in the top four this season, but they have shown very few weaknesses this season so far.
Should PIF go all out this January?
Last January, Newcastle made some key additions which really improved their side and were key to the strong second half of the season they had under Howe.
One of the few weaknesses the Toon may have is their injury issues, so we think if they could bring in some new faces in January, then there is no reason why this side cannot finish inside the top four.