How Long Will Pardew Get To Turn Things Around?

Last updated : 21 January 2013 By Footy Mad - Editor

Pardew hopes to give Newcastle’s push to stay in the topflight a boost in the next 48 hours with the acquisition of French defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.

Montpellier accepted an offer of £6.7m over the weekend and the 23-year-old is due on Tyneside this morning to discuss personal terms and undergo a medical.

If all goes to plan he should be confirmed as Newcastle’s latest recruit at some stage tomorrow, but Newcastle are actively working on other additions too.

Bordeaux’s forward Yoann Gouffran, 26, is still in Newcastle’s sights after losing out to Queens Park Rangers in the race for Loic Remy last week.

Bolton’s David Ngog has been considered, while St Etienne’s Pierre Emerick Aubameyang is thought to be top of Newcastle’s wish list.

With ten days remaining of the January transfer window, Pardew is keen for further progress and hopes to have “two or three” new faces before the crucial trip to Aston Villa a week tomorrow.