Alan Pardew made it quite clear at his press conference on Tuesday, that there are two areas that Newcastle have to improve on over the rest of the season – one is keeping possession of the ball, and the other is to score more goals.
Danny Ings – Burnley and England U21 striker
Newcastle have scored only 18 goals in our first 17 games and we knew it was going to be difficult to score goals when we failed to replace the departed Loic Remy in the summer – so it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise.
But we are going to struggle unless we can get a proven goalscorer into the club next month – and from all accounts 22 year-old Danny Ings of Burnley – who we were watching when he was playing on loan at Dorchester Town when he was only 18, now seems a top target.
Danny seems a natural goalscorer, and last season in the Championship he scored 26 goals in 45 games and this season he has four goals in 15 appearances, and his four year contract runs out next June, when he will become a free agent.
Sean Dyche, the Burnley manager does not want to lose his striker next month, but Newcastle (and other clubs) will be able to talk to Danny and his agents next month, because his contract is up in six months.
So even if Newcastle cannot sign him permanently next month, which is the preferred option, we could sign him on a pre-contract agreement, and the deal can be completed when he is a free agent in the summer.
So there are a couple of ways we can sign him up next month, although we really need to have him at Newcastle next month.
We need somebody to score the goals for us.
What do you think?
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