Alan Shearer asked the Newcastle board to bring a midfielder in the January transfer window.
The box-to-box midfield player is at the top of most toon supporters’ wishlists and has a window open. There is a sense of mutual agreement between the fan bases that this is an area to be improved.
Shearer was speaking as an Amazon Prime commentator following a gritty 0-0 draw with champion Liverpool on Wednesday night.
This is what he said after the match:
“I want two or three players, not just one.
“If you only allow one, you’ll be a little side by side with someone in the midfield, get up and approach Callum Wilson, and be creative in the last third.”
These comments came 90 minutes after Matty Longstaff demonstrated his ability as an energetic presence in the middle of the park.
His inexperience may now be overlooked as an option here, but he held himself against the two best aspects of the league in a few days.
I still agree with Shearer that there is no real amulet in the middle of the park, but I think the highest quality right behind is a big improvement on the side. Ironically, I say this after Yedlin put in one of his best performances in a toon shirt for a few years!
– Soccer Sports
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