If Luuk de Jong and Papiss Cisse want to be at Newcastle United come September, then both of them will need to start scoring some goals.
Luuk de Jong – needs to score goals to get permanent deal
That’s the message from Newcastle manager Alan Pardew today, as he is preparing the side for our next game which is a week tomorrow at Craven Cottage against bottom of the league Fulham – but even that match will be a tough one.
Shola Ameobi will be leaving Newcastle this summer when his contract runs out and will not be renewed, and this season he’s scored on one Capital One (League) Cup goal in 20 appearances this season.
And Loic Remy, who’s scored 13 league goals in just 24 appearances this season, is likely to want to move to a Champions League club when his loan spell at Newcastle ends in May.
Alan Pardew was talking plain and simple and to the point today, about both Luuk and Papiss:
“Both of those guys need to score goals between now and the end of the year. “They are both going to get chances and they are going to need to take them. That’s the competition I need.”
Papiss has scored only three goals in 20 appearances this season, but he also needs some playing time so he can put the ball into the back of the net.
And Luuk is likely to start up front at Craven Cottage with Loic Remy in eight days time, but the Dutch International has to start hitting the back of the net if he wants a permanent deal at Newcastle in the summer.
But whatever happens to Luuk and Papiss, Newcastle will still need to bring in at least two new strikers in the summer, and maybe even four if Luuk de Jong and Papiss fail to score enough goals in the last 10 games of the season.
What do you think?