It should not come as no surprise that Newcastle want to bring in another striker in January, and it remains to be seen where we will be in the league by early next year, after we failed to replace Loic Remy from last season’s team.
22 year-old striker Luc Castaignos of FC Twente
Is he signalling Newcastle are number one?
In the summer our top three striker targets were Loic Remy, Pierre-Michel Lasogga and Alexandre Lacazette, but the first two ended up at Chelsea and Hamburg respectively, and Alexandre signed a new deal to stay at Lyon.
And we see that Loic Remy has only three appearances for Chelsea so far this season, with one goal.
We’re afraid the pulling power of Newcastle United for top players these days is just not what it used to be. 🙁
Newcastle had scouts at the France and Holland’s U21 sides during the week, and it’s always difficult to know exactly which players Newcastle are looking at.
The Chronicle is suggesting today that we were watching FC Twente striker Luc Castaignos, who we have been linked with for about three years now.
The 22 year-old has made 90 appearances for his Dutch club with 36 goals and 11 assists, and that’s not too bad a record. and he has 15 appearances for the Dutch U21 side with 6 goals.
In fact Luc has 50 appearances for Dutch youth sides since 2008 with 27 goals, which is a good record.
Luc started his career at Feyenoord and was then transferred to Inter Milan, before coming back to Holland two years ago and signing for FC Twente, and so far this season he has five goals in just eight appearances for his club.
We need a striker brought in during January, and it’s very unlikely to be Andy Carroll, so Luc Castaignos looks like one contender.
Luc is the all-time top scorer of the Holland U17 national team with 13 goals in 17 appearances, and in the 2009 UEFA European U-17 Football Championship he was the top scorer in the tournament.
Luc’s style of play has drawn heavy comparisons with the great French striker Thierry Henry.
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