Newcastle’s striker search
Why have Newcastle United left their deals for the end of the January transfer window?
With less than three days left to do business, Newcastle are in a race against time to sign a new striker.
After 24 games, Newcastle only have 23 points on the board. They are 15th in the table and just one point above the bottom three.
And at the same time Amanda Staveley’s takeover bid seems to be dead in the water.
Newcastle need to add goals to their team if they hope to stay in the Premier League.
Feyenoord & Nicolai Jorgensen
Newcastle have been trying to sign Danish international forward Nicolai Jorgensen from Feyenoord.
But it’s beginning to look like that deal will not happen as Newcastle fail to offer Feyenoord what they want.
The Magpies have been trying to sign Nicolai Jorgensen for 20 million pounds, but the Dutch club want more.
Indeed, Feyenoord have reportedly set a deadline for Monday evening for Newcastle to seal the Jorgensen deal.
Liverpool & Daniel Sturridge
As Jorgensen slips away from Newcastle’s grasp, could Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge move to St James’ Park instead?
On Saturday in the FA Cup loss at home to West Brom, Sturridge wasn’t even included in Jurgen Klopp’s squad.
Few believe the striker will force his way back in to the Liverpool XI this season, while he still needs to prove he’s not a sicknote.
Surely, with the World Cup just around the corner, Sturridge will try to switch clubs before February 1.
And now the likes of Sky Sports and the Times are reporting that Newcastle want to bring Sturridge to the north-east.
The problem for the Toon is Sturridge’s wage demand. The striker earns £150,000 a week at Anfield.
Newcastle United are in talks to sign Daniel Sturridge on loan from Liverpool. Rafa Benítez has turned to Sturridge after Newcastle failed to meet Feyenoord’s valuation for Nicolai Jorgensen.
— George Caulkin (@CaulkinTheTimes) January 29, 2018
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) January 29, 2018