If Newcastle can keep all the players they want to keep this summer, then maybe all Newcastle need to do this summer is to bring in two top strikers.
Papiss Cisse – wanted by top German club?
But it may be difficult for Newcastle to hang onto their top men – and there’s already news that Yohan Cabaye is in demand, and Papiss Cisse is wanted by Borussia Dortmund, to replace Robert Lewandowski, who is almost certain to leave this summer.
Newcastle also have some work to do if they are to persuade skipper Fabricio Coloccini to stay at Newcastle, because of his personal problems, and we expect him to want to return to Argentina again this summer, as he did in January.
And it’s clear he’s a huge player for Newcastle and he’s been massive in the last two games, since his return from that back injury, and Newcastle have picked up 4 precious points with a good point at West Ham and a win at QPR.
It’s also likely that clubs will be in for the mercurial French winger Hatem Ben Arfa, but if Mike Ashley uses the strategy he used last summer, and only sell if some really big money comes in for the Newcastle stars – we should be OK.
And in that case we probably only need two strikers – but we should also be seeing a lot of younger players coming in to bolster the Development squad.
Players like Harper and Simpson, whose contracts are up and Obertan and Dan Gosling, who don’t seem to be good enough for Newcastle, will be leaving the club.
And a good question will be – who will the two strikers be?
What do you think?
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