During Mike Ashley’s long-term reign as chairman of the club at St James’ Park, he has only broken the transfer record twice since 2005, and both of those have come this year.
Miguel Almiron was the first in January, and then the summer signing of Joelinton blew that deal out of the water in terms of their record.
At least that started a pattern of back-to-back windows where Ashley had decided to splash the cash, and all Newcastle fans will be hoping that can continue into the January market once again.
Another summer signing, Allan Saint-Maximin has recently opened up on a promise that made his decision to join the club a lot easier, and that was Steve Bruce claiming that he will be adding players in every transfer market.
“Steve [Bruce] said to me the club will do great things and the team will do much better and buy players every year,” he told the BBC, as quoted by the Shields Gazette.
“I think this is good. If they stay like this I don’t have to move because I feel good even if it is really cold!
“It’s really good in your head when you are somewhere and you know you can be bigger.”
To help that, January reinforcements could make all the difference, with a few fresh faces in midfield and attack giving them a new dimension in the final third.
Newcastle could be set for a busy January based on the promise made by Bruce to Saint-Maximin, who alongside the fans will be expecting fresh faces through the door at St James’ Park.