If Newcastle’s bid for Loic Remy of Marseilles is not successful this month, Newcastle may go after former striker target Modibo Maiga, who is at West Ham at the moment, and reports say he’d like to join Newcastle.
Modibo Maiga – could be joining Newcastle
But the 23 year-old Mali International’s form since he joined West Ham from French club Sochaux in the summer has been mediocre at best, and he’s scored only two league goals, and we wonder why Newcastle would try to sign him, after he failed a medical in December of 2011 at Newcastle.
But West Ham are willing to let him move on this month, and use the money they get to strengthen their squad, and we suppose if Newcastle really want him he could be brought to Tyneside, but we wonder how good a player he is in the Premier League?
But a West Ham source confirmed yesterday they would let him go:
“We’ll listen to offers for Modibo.”
If Newcastle have learned anything from their relegation season four years ago, it’s that they should use this window to fortify the squad, but that’s always difficult to do in January, and that’s what we should have done it in the summer.
But nobody would have thought Newcastle would have lost 11 of their first 21 league games this season, after doing so well last season.
But that’s what’s happened, and now we’re in a relegation fight for our survival.
Maiga has played 16 times for the Hammers with four goals in all competitions this season.
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