Shocked Don Hutchison reacts on Twitter to Newcastle's big spending

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The former Premier League midfielder is a life-long Newcastle fan.

Former Sunderland midfielder and life-long Newcastle United fan Don Hutchison is afraid someone's going to wake him up from a 'dream.'

Indeed, that's because he still can't quite believe how much Newcastle have spent this January.

The pundit has cited the Magpies spending more than any other side in the world - and the whole of the Bundesliga put together - and is obviously excited about the prospect of Steve McClaren's men staying up as a result.

Spending has generally been low this January, meaning Newcastle top the billing with a total that would have been in the bottom half of the Premier League standings during other windows.

But it's certainly an encouraging, proactive approach. Now, fans will hope Newcastle have the right players.

Andros Townsend was poor at Spurs but offers the Magpies a directness they possibly don't have. Jonjo Shelvey has also had poor spells in his career but, again, offers Newcastle creativity.

Then there's Henri Saivet and Seydou Doumbia - who will hopefully net Newcastle plenty of goals.

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