Newcastle United need go shopping
With just over a week to go in the January sales it’s time for Newcastle United to go shopping.
The Magpies were beaten 3-1 at Man City last weekend. But those aren’t the games which will determine if Newcastle are a Premier League club next season.
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.
The 20 million pound mystery striker
But are things about to brighten up at St James’ Park?
Rumours are swirling around Tyneside that Rafa Benitez could be about to break the club’s transfer record on a striker.
As has been well-documented in recent days, however, Newcastle’s record signing was made a long time ago when Michael Owen signed for 16 million pounds.
The Newcastle Chronicle has dropped the following cryptic update on their website:
We understand that negotiations are underway for a new front man and it is believed that the selling club will expect Newcastle to break their current transfer fee of £16million IF the Magpies can pull it off.
If Newcastle were successful it would at least show Rafa Benitez that Mike Ashley had been as good as his word when it comes to January backing.
It’s also worth noting that Chelsea are signing Chelsea’s Kenedy on loan until the end of the season.
Who are Newcastle buying?
Newcastle fans are now trying to work out who Newcastle are signing?
The Magpies are in desperate need of extra fire power having only scored 22 goals this season.
Social media reaction on who Newcastle might sign is below.
— Marc Duffy (@MarcSDuffy) January 21, 2018
Daily Mirror: Newcastle United agree fee of £20m breaking their transfer record for Ghanaian striker Neebid Morelies from French side Nancy #Nufc
— Passion On The Tyne (@passionnufc) January 22, 2018
— NUFC Gallowgate (@NUFCgallowgate) January 23, 2018
All #nufc fans want to know the identity of this striker target, but it's a sensitive situation. Told the fee is 20m, but club determined to keep it quiet till it's done, to avoid added competition. M/W awaiting Kenedy announcement. Straight loan.
— Pete Graves (@PeteGravesSky) January 23, 2018