Newcastle seem to be having trouble in bringing in some top strikers this summer – and even though that was our number one priority this summer – we still haven’t brought in one striker yet to replace the three who left us for different reasons in the summer – Loic Remy, Luuk de Jong and Shola Ameobi.
Enner Valencia – set to sign for West Ham
And news today that any chance that Newcastle have of getting Arsenal’s Joel Campbell on loan for next season could cost Newcastle a rather large loan fee, after he impressed playing for Costa Rica in the World Cup – so the Chronicle report suggest he could be too expensive – but surely Newcastle could arrange a decent deal with Arsenal for Joel – before letting Debuchy leave for the London club?
Papiss Cisse is still out injured recovering from that broken knee-cap, and Newcastle have already lost out on former Hertha Berlin striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga who apparently told Newcastle at the start of the summer that he would sign for us – but then changed his mind and eventually signed for Hamburg.
And we missed out on long term target Bafe Gomis who went to Swansea.
We are supposed to be after Monaco striker Emmanuel Riviere and signing the Frenchman could even happen his week – according to reports coming out of France.
But another striker target – French striker Alexandre Lacazette of Lyon – is priced at €16M (£12.8M) – and probably too much for Newcastle.
And former potential target – striker Enner Valencia who plays for Mexican club Pachuca – and who scored three good goals for Ecuador in the World Cup, is likely to be signed by West Ham United this week for around £12M, with the player said to have completed a medical yesterday in London.
Newcastle probably think Riviere is a better buy for around £6M – and we are hoping we can still sign the former French U21 striker soon – very soon.
What other strikers should we be after this summer?
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