Alan Pardew said something in his interviews yesterday that’s been obvious all season, ever since we didn’t replace Loic Remy in the summer.
Newcastle were unable to sign the Frenchman on a permanent deal after his season long loan spell, because he preferred instead to sign on at Chelsea.
Loic Remy in action for us last season
And talking about Loic – he would have been the perfect signing for us in the summer, but it didn’t happen and he wanted to play a higher standard of football at a top club that plays in the Champions League every season.
And that’s not Newcastle these days, as we keep finding out.
These are the words Alan Pardew used yesterday that we need another striker brought in over the January transfer window:
“I think that we are still a striker light, even when Siem de Jong returns, I still think we will need another one.”
“Papiss – even taking away the flu – he is still not right. He’s not 100%, and you could see that in the way he plays. That’s something we need to look at. “
“I don’t want to talk too much about the transfer window but we do need another striker if we can get one.”
But now the question is whether we can get somebody through the door, and we found out yesterday that Burnley don’t want to sell their star 22 year-old English striker Danny Ings next month.
They want to keep him for the rest of the season, even though they may lose him for nothing if he doesn’t sign a new deal and becomes a free agent in July.
Other strikers we have been linked with this season are 20 year-old Serbian International Aleksandar Mitrovic of Anderlecht, and 26 year-old German International Max Kruse of Borussia Monchengladbach.
And there was news this week that we could still be tracking 23 year-old French International striker Alexandre Lacazette, who was our top summer target – but Lyon also don’t want to sell their player next month.
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