St James’ Park boss keen on centre back and left back.
Reports are suggesting that Newcastle United are ready to take advantage of the January transfer window, preparing moves for Bolton’s Gary Cahill and PSV’s Erik Pieters.
The club were rocked to find out that Steven Taylor would be likely to miss the remainder of the season after he undergoes surgery on the Achilles he injured in the 3-0 loss against Chelsea in early December.
The Magpies defence has been one of the most consistent aspects of the side who got off to an overwhelmingly good start to the season that saw them enjoy an unbeaten run of eleven Premier League games.
Indeed with Steven Taylor and Fabricio Coloccini at the centre of the Magpies defence all looked well. However when either, or both, have been ruled out then the club has struggled so the addition of another alternative may well be a wise move to make in January, though clearly the ability to do so would depend greatly on whether Alan Pardew can convince Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley to fund such bids.
Gary Cahill may well be likely to make the move to St James’ Park as the Bolton man has less than six months to run on his current Trotters contract and therefore Bolton may be forced to consider cut price offers for the England man. However the former Aston Villa man has hardly covered himself with glory this term.
Erik Pieters is a very useful left back who could offer Pardew another option, though with Davide Santon providing cover for Ryan Taylor perhaps there isn’t a pressing need to bring in another full back?
As a pair this duo would set Newcastle United back around £12-14m.