McClaren outlines Newcastle's January spending plans, wants more English players

Steve McClaren

Newcastle boss Steve McClaren has admitted the Magpies could spend heavily again in January.

Newcastle United manager Steve McClaren has told the Daily Mail that the Magpies have discussed another spending spree in January.

The Magpies have endured a terrible start to the season, picking up just two points from the opening six games of the Premier League season, with two draws and four defeats.

New boss McClaren has so far failed to rediscover Newcastle's best form, despite splashing out for the likes of Chancel Mbemba, Georginio Wijnaldum, Florian Thauvin and Aleksandar Mitrovic.

The summer transfer window may have only closed three weeks ago, but McClaren already appears to be casting his eye towards the January transfer window.

It's clear that the Magpies still need signings in a number of areas - and McClaren has told the Daily Mail that internal discussions over deals in the New Year have already been held, and he wants to change the transfer policy in order to bring in more English players.

"We have talked about spending in January," said McClaren. "We have said this is about three windows. With the start, people will obviously criticise the first window, but the people we’ve signed are all good players. They need time to adapt to the Premier League."

"We know that January is coming up and it will be important. We talked as a club with Lee (Charnley) and Graham (Carr, chief scout), and said we are going to review the window in a couple of weeks, and the position in January. We’re reviewing everything and that (needing more British players) will be part of it," he added.

Chasing a natural left back - such as Leeds United's Charlie Taylor - could be a smart move for Newcastle, whilst a central midfielder like Lewis Cook, another Leeds youngster, would suit what Newcastle could look to do if they target English players, whilst striker Charlie Austin of QPR will no doubt be a player that fans want Newcastle to sign after his exploits in the Premier League last season.

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