There are two players we’d just love to see Alan Pardew sign for Newcastle this season.
Daniel Sturridge – could score lots of goals for Newcastle
The first one is 21 year-old Daniel Sturridge of Chelsea, and surely this lad is exactly what Newcastle are looking for?
He’s strong and showed at Bolton that he can score goals in the Premier League, with a good 8 goals in just 11 league games, and would surely improve once he gets regular games in the Premier League.
He has good class but his chances at Chelsea are likely to be severely restricted, with so many experienced strikers at Stamford Bridge.
That will only change if Chelsea elect to sell some of them this summer, but that will probably be the decision of whoever will replace departing Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti – maybe Guus Hiddink will come in again – or even Jose Mourinho will come in again.
We’re not sure how much the London lad would cost but think he would be less risk than Lorient’s Kevin Gameiro, simply because Kevin is unproven in the Premier League.
Maybe Newcastle could get the lad in for £10M or less, and we think that be an excellent but for the Tyneside club.
N’Zogbia played great for Roberto Martinez this season
The other player we’d love to see come back to Newcastle is 24 year-old winger, Charles N’Zogbia.
We criticized Charles severely when he left the club in January of 2009, but he’s done very well at Wigan, and there are now definite signs that he’s matured as a person and as a player in Lancashire.
Since joining Wigan, he’s added goals to his game and was a prime reason Wigan again avoided the drop this seaosn, with Charles scoring some key goals for the club.
In 88 appearances for Wigan, Charles scored 18 goals, and in 158 appearances for Newcastle he scored 9 goals.
And if you believe the news going around about the French International, he is said to be very keen to come back to Newcastle, a City he has visited many times since he moved to Wigan two and a half years ago.
Sunderland and Liverpool are also thought to be interested in the player.
But imagine how much more threat Newcastle would be up front with these two lads in the side.
Note: This article was written last Wednesday.