We were just waiting for this one to happen as the Daily Mirror says Newcastle United are now interested in West Hamâ€™s Dean Ashton, in a deal thought to be around Â£7M. That would be a decent price for the Swindon-born 6’2″ 24 year old.
Dean Ashton – Newcastle interested again in striker
But Newcastle have been linked with Ashton for quite a long time and therefore we donâ€™t know how much truth there is in this report but of all the younger strikers weâ€™ve seen Dean looks most like an Alan Shearer type of player with a good eye for goal. Dean has also played for Norwich City, and started his career at Crewe Alexandra.
He has not played a lot at West Ham since he arrived there in 2006, and would like more starts, so there may be a possibility for capturing him in the January transfer window. Time, however, is quickly running out as the window closes a week tomorrow.
We certainly need another big striker, and although Portsmouth have been linked with a move for one of our strikers, Shola Ameobi we donâ€™t think the club will sell, at least not in January.
We think Kevin will try to get another striker in during January and then see how his strikers shape up for the rest of the season before deciding who to let go and who to bring in during the summer.
What do you think?
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