Newcastle have missed out on what probably were out top three striker targets this summer with Bafe Gomis having preferred to join Swansea, German U21 striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga joining Hamburg yesterday, and French International Alexandre Lacazette making it clear that if he leaves Lyon this summer, it will have to be to a club who plays in the Champions League.
That’s not Newcastle.
Danny Ings – Burnley striker
There are other targets but we’d be surprised if we would go for Danny Ings of Burnley or Ross McCormack of Leeds United because they are both British and their fees are out of whack with their abilities.
We have been linked with Colombian International striker Carlos Bacca who came on as a sub in the second half of last night’s quarter-final game against Brazil, when they were chasing the game.
Colombia lost 2–1 to a creaky looking Brazil side, so any Newcastle targets in that Colombian squad, which are also said to include forward Victor Ibarbo of Cagliari, who started the game last night, can presumably now be negotiated.
There’s always Luuk de Jong, and we think he could come back on a loan deal or even as a permanent singing, but that would be an indication that we haven;t got some our better targets this summer.
Luuk’s agent Louis Laros had said this yesterday:
“At the moment, Luuk is back in Germany, because Newcastle didn’t take up the option to sign him.” “Newcastle are still looking for strikers, though, and maybe will come back later in the window for him.”
“The door is never closed.” “The option was too high for the moment, but they could come back later in the transfer window.”
Who else do you think Newcastle should go after in terms of a striker?
The news is that Newcastle want to bring in some strikers soon, before they go after other players ti strengthen other positions, simply because we are so short of strikers,with our only recognized senior striker Papiss Cisse still recovering from that broken knee-cap.