We’re sure that Papiss Cisse will do his very best until January to try to keep the goals coming for Newcastle, but it’s obvious that wherever we are in the league by then, we need a striker brought in during January, and preferably early January.
Luc Castaignos – 22 year-old Dutch striker
And there was a report we put out recently that Newcastle were tracking FC Twente striker Luc Castaignos, who started his career at Feyenoord and spent a brief time at AC Milan in Italy before returning to Dutch football and FC Twente just over two years ago.
While at Feyenoord he played 42 games with 15 goals and two assists, and then when he was just 18 years old he moved to AC Milan.
Luc stayed in Italy for one season, playing 8 games and scoring one goal, but moved back to Holland when he was 19 years old in the summer of 2012.
The 22 year-old has now 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.
The transfer price is supposed to be around £6M, and that’s within the range that owner Mike Ashley would pay out for a very promising 22 year-old, whose best years are still ahead of him.
Luc has 50 appearances for Dutch youth sides since 2008 with 27 goals, and his style of player is reminiscent of the great French striker Thierry Henry, and if he turns out anything like Henry, he will be a great buy for Newcastle.
You’ve got to think Mike Ashley and the recruitment team realize that we are short of goal-scorers in the squad, and that they will be bringing in at least one striker in January, and Luc would seem to be an excellent acquisition.
Whar other strikers do you think Newcastle could go after – and would be available in January?
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