Another January, another relegation battle, and yet another lacklustre transfer window.

After their defeat to Chelsea last weekend Newcastle now sit in 18th place in the Premier League.

To make things worse, the squad has also been hit with a series of injuries to key players in the past few weeks.

If there was ever a time for new signings, it’s now. But the club continues to show little ambition in the transfer market.

Newcastle fans are starting to get desperate, and many are now monitoring the situations of former players.

This January could be the third season in a row where the Toon have gone without a winter purchase.

It’s got to a point where supporters would be happy with simply anyone that might give the squad a boost.

Fans calling to sign ex-players

Lack of heroes leaving fans nostalgic

Some of the players Newcastle fans have their eye on shows just how desperate supporters have become.

The Toon no longer has a hero the fans can get behind, and so they are now turning to old ones.

Andy Carroll is long past his peak, yet continues to be linked with his former club.

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Carroll has no goals in eight appearances this season, would the target man really a better option than Salomon Rondon?

Yohan Cabaye and Hatem Ben Arfa are also on a few wish lists, especially given the former is without a club.

But Cabaye was released by Crystal Palace last year. Presumably Palace felt the 33 year old could no longer compete in the Premier League.

Ben Arfa meanwhile continues to yo-yo between brilliant and underwhelming.

He’s currently performing well for new team Rennes, but it follows a woeful two season stint at PSG.

Simply put, these players would not save Newcastle United’s season.

Newcastle certainly need new heroes, but despite current woes, the club must continue to look forward, not back.

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