Newcastle need two more strikers brought in this summer, but it’s not clear if we can get those strikers in on a permanent basis – maybe get one in permanently and then take a player on loan – much like we did with Loic Remy last summer.
Javier Hernandez – in action against Newcastle
And there are bound to be lots of strikers we are linked with this summer, and one of the rumors doing the rounds at the moment is that Newcastle are interested in Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, who will likely leave the Red Devils this summer.
Javier would be a good acquisition for Newcastle for next season, but there’s no way Newcastle would pay the £18M quoted for the player in the reports circulating at the moment.
Javier has a good goal-scoring record, and while at Manchester for four seasons, after joining the club from Guadalajara, he’s scored 59 goals in 152 total appearances, and would add something up front for Newcastle – speed and trickery and goal-scoring ability.
New Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has said he will not make a decision on whether to let Javier leave the club until he’s watched him play in pre-season,. which seems a sensible approach.
But a good deal for Newcastle could be to try to take the Mexican International on loan for the season, and that would certainly bolster Newcastle’s attacking options.
What do you think?
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