Report: Newcastle United need to sell before buying in January

Newcastle United seemingly do not want to enlarge their squad any more in January.

According to the a report in the Chronicle, Newcastle United will have to sell players in January if they are to be able to make any incoming additions.

Newcastle are keen to strengthen in the new year, as Steve McClaren looks to bolster his squad which is battling against relegation.

However, the Magpies are apparently keen not to extend the size of their roster any more, as they already have a large squad.

Newcastle have a number of players on the fringes of their team, who are struggling for appearances, and they will have to trim these back-up options if they are to make new signings in January.

Newcastle may also have to cash-in on one of their bigger names players to raise funds, as McClaren plots to bring in some fresh faces.

The likes of Moussa Sissoko and Ayoze Perez both are valuable commodities in Newcastle’s squad, and they would be sold for a large amount, if they were to depart St. James’ Park.

Losing either of the pair would be a risk for Newcastle, though, and it would heap pressure on any new recruit to hit the ground running after arriving on Tyneside. 

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