Newcastle have brought in Siem de Jong, Jack Colback and Ayoze Perez so far in this transfer window, and if Italian press reports are to be believed today we have agreed a deal to sign Daryl Janmaat of Fetenoord, although Manchester United are reported to be still bidding for the player, and new manager Louis van Gaal has to be a big draw for the current Dutch right back.
Carlos Bacca – would be great signing for Newcastle
But if Newcastle do sign Janmaat it will be another very good signing, and so far we have done quite well in the transfer market.
But – we all knew that the major priority this summer was to bring in some strikers since we lost Shola Ameobi, Loic Remy and Luuk de Jong.
And even though Alan Pardew hinted that Siem is a striker, he prefers the withdrawn striker role, and by his own admission he’s not really an out-and-out striker, but a very good player nonetheless.
It’s just a little worrying that pre-season has already started and we haven’t signed one new striker yet.
And not only that but we have missed out on Bafe Gomis, who signed for Swansea, Pierre Michel Lasogga who preferred to join Hamburg, and if news reports are to be believed – Alexandre Lacazette will only leave Lyon for a club playing in the Champions League.
So we seem to have missed out already on some of our top striker targets, but there are still some others we could go after including Alfred Finnbogason of Heerenveen, Danny Ings of Burnley and Ross McCormack of Leeds – and we have also been linked with Colombian striker Carlos Bacca of Sevilla and Cagliari forward Victor Ibarbo, who was also in the Colombian squad and looked very decent in Brazil.
And just on the off-chance that Lee Charnley is doing something he shouldn’t be doing and reading this thing – he should be far too busy – are there any other strikers we need to be going after?
Let Lee know in the comments. 😀
The players we have brought in so far are good, but we must get at least two top strikers through the door and soon too – and if we can do that then things at Newcastle United may even be looking up.
That would be a welcome change.
What do you think?
Written while on vacation in England.