There have been no reports at all for a couple of weeks on any Newcastle interest in Marseilles 25 year-old striker Loic Remy, who has been told he can leave his club this summer, and Tottenham apparently are no longer interested.
Ola Toivonen – are Newcastle interested?
There’s a report in The Sun today that Newcastle may have rekindled their interest in PSV Eindhoven’s Swedish striker Ola Toivonen, who turned 26 last month, and it’s not the first time this summer Newcastle have been linked with this player.
But this could be stale and old news, and we’d be surprised if there is too much truth in the report.
Newcastle still need to bring in another striker this summer, so that we have four experienced strikers which include Papiss Cisee, Demba Ba and Shola Ameobi, and there’s also been no word at all on any new moves for former striker Andy Carroll.
In fact Andy seems to have settled at Liverpool and new manager Brendan Rodgers has also praised the Gateshead born striker for his attitude at the club. West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has said Andy will not join the Hammers, but we don’t know if that means Newcastle are in the driver’s seat.
The one good thing to come out of the game yesterday at Cardiff City was the excellent cameo appearance of Newcastle youngster Adam Campbell, who looked more than lively when he came on after 84 minutes.
Adam created chances for himself and others, and was even brought down in the penalty area for what looked like a penalty – but it wasn’t given.
But youngsters like Adam are only a plus, and Newcastle still need to fill out their striker options with one more striker coming through the door in the next three weeks.
And the performance of what looked to be our top five players in defense was not good in that first 30 minutes yesterday, and hopefully that will hasten new defenders coming through the door too.
It’s now almost half way through August, and if anybody had said back in May that Newcastle would not have had a major player in by now, we would have asked what they had been smoking.
But that’s the position Newcastle are in at the moment and the transfer window closes three weeks tomorrow.
Of all the strikers we have been linked with this summer, it seems that Loic Remy would be the best option – what do you think?