Newcastle were interested in Danny Graham while he was still at Watford eighteen months ago, but decided not to being the Gateshead-born striker to Newcastle.
Danny Graham – Newcastle interested?
And with Danny not getting too many starts at Swansea these days, it seems he’s looking for a move in the January transfer window, but the news is that Newcastle don’t think his style of play is what they want in January. He is a big man up front, and if we are to continue to put high balls into the box – maybe he would be the right kind of striker?
Of course beggars cannot be choosers, and we’ve already missed out on our top striker target – Loic Remy of Marseilles, who surprised everybody by plumping for QPR over Newcastle.
But the 27-year-old has started only 10 league games under new Swansea manager Michael Laudrup this season – with the Spaniard Michu now being the first choice striker.
Danny may get hs wish to move back to the north-east with Sunderland reported to be interested in the striker.
We just don’t think Newcastle will even attempt to sign the Gateshead lad, and we would think there’s a very good chance that he will sign on at Sunderland, but we just hope that come February 1st – Newcastle have a new striker in – and they may have to go down their list to get a striker we can persuade to come to Newcastle before February 1st – after the embarrassing Loic Remy affair.
We cannot be in a situation that with just a couple of days left in the transfer window we still have only Papiss Cisse and Shola Ameobi as the two strikers at the club – and in truth we should be trying to sign two strikers in January.
We are trying to recover from the disaster of last summer when we refused to strengthen the side – but we don’t see much difference in the way the Newcastle Board are going after their targets – and that’s a big concern to us.
Newcastle’s record through the first 17 days of the transfer market is not good – with Mathieu Debuchy coming in and Demba Ba moving out, and Newcastle losing out to bottom placed QPR for our top striker target Loic Remy.
We need to get a move on, and not leave things until the last minute – and it seems to us the Newcastle Board are looking far too much like the US Congress these days – and that’s not good.
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