It seems that any chance of Newcastle getting in top Anderlecht striker Aleksandar Mitrovic or Burnley’s Danny Ings will have little chance of success, simply because much bigger clubs than Newcastle are after those top players.
Charlie Austin – 25 year-old QPR striker
However, we may have a chance of getting Charlie Austin from QPR, especially if QPR are relegated again, in their first season back in the Premier League.
We will no doubt be linked with many players over the summer months, but with the club having such a terrible second half of the season, it’s going to now be difficult to get our top transfer targets to Tyneside.
The Sun are reporting that Newcastle are interested in signing the 25 year-old former Burnley and Swindon Town striker.
Wherever he’s played Charlie has always been able to score goals, and this season he has 17 goals in just 29 Premier league appearances – so he has shown he can score goals at the very top level.
£10M is the figure being reported in the Sun for Charlie – a player Newcastle had been interested in when he was coming through the lower divisions.
We should stand a decent chance of getting Charlie, always assuming no big club comes in for him, and it would certainly be an excellent signing for Newcastle to get the 6’2″ striker on Tyneside.
He would become a very popular player at Newcastle, especially if he keeps scoring those goals – and he’s a born goalscorer after all.
While at Swindon Town from 2009-2011 he scored 37 goals in 65 appearances, at Burnley over the next couple of seasons he scored 45 goals in 90 games, and at QPR he has so far scored 37 goals in 67 appearances.
And at Newcastle from 2015-2017 he scored a sensational 61 goals in just 62 appearances and rocketed the Magpies into the Champions League.
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