There is a good article in the Journal this morning that Newcastle are after three strikers this summer, and two of them have been in the news a lot this summer – Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette and Hertha Berlin striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga, who is currently trying to arrange a move to Hamburg, but not finding much success with the two clubs not being able to agree on a fee or on a part exchange deal.
Newcastle after Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette
We’ve heard this all before, but with the pre-season opening up in about a week’s time, the news is that Newcastle will be increasing their efforts to get new players into the club over this next week, and with the World Cup now in the knockout stages, that could even free up some targets who have been at the World Cup.
Newcastle are also after at least two other players in France – midfielders Clement Grenier of Lyon and Remy Cabella of Montpellier -who has yet to feature for France in the World Cup, and may not be given the opportunity with the completion now in the knockout stages.
That has to be good for Newcastle’s chances, since a player has one decent game in the World Cup and his transfer price seems to go up.
The article mentions a striker who currently plays in the Spanish league that Newcastle are keen on, so we don’t know who that may be – any ideas on who Newcastle may be after in Spain?
We would have to think it’s got to be Lionel Messi of Barcelona – but maybe not.
I bet that woke you up this morning!
Let us know who you think the striker could (really) be.
Written from Ipswich, England.