There’s news today that Newcastle may be trying to sign Luuk de Jong to Newcastle after all, but whether that is a permanent deal or another loan spell we don;t know, but on the positive side for Luuk a few readers have rightly pointed out is was hardly a great time at Newcastle when Luuk played and it started when we were hammered 3-0 at home by Sunderland on February 1st – and if anything Newcastle’s fortunes have continued to decline.
Alexandre Lacazette – could be great signing for Newcastle
If Newcastle do get Luuk de Jong at Newcastle for next season we’ll have Luuk and Papiss Cisse, who has had surgery on his broken patella – the knee cap.
but the two of them couldn’t get the job done when Loic Remy was out injured, so we suppose we hope things will be better next season with these two – but it could be doubtful.
Newcastle have recently been linked with 22 year-old 6’3? Hertha Berlin striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga in the summer, and while on loan this season at Hamburg, he’s scored a good 13 goals in 22 appearances, and he looks a very good up and coming striker.
But it seems Newcastle’s main striker target this summer is still Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette who turns 23 later this month, but unfortunately (for Newcastle) is also wanted by Liverpool and Arsenal, although both of these top clubs also have other striker targets also lined up.
The French International has had a good season at Lyon scoring 22 goals in 52 total appearances and with 8 assists, and at 5″he is one of those players that has excellent balance with a low center of gravity.
He is a strong lad and has great technical ability and joined his home town club back in 2003, and has played a total of 144 for Lyon with 38 goals and 27 assists.
One thing that is worrying is that although Newcastle seem to have some top targets lined up, it could be difficult to get them to Tyneside this summer,
One example of that is Alexandre Lacazette, but if we can get him signed, he could become an outstanding acquisition for Newcastle.
What do you think?