Newcastle have been linked with Luc Castaignos since the summer of 2012 when he was still at Inter-Milan – so it’s not too surprising that we would be after him this summer, since Newcastle need to bring in at least two strikers – we should have brought in one last summer, and then we wouldn’t be having the trouble we are at the moment in scoring goals.
Luc Castaignos – 22 year-old FC Twente striker
And of course this is all dependent on Newcastle staying in the Premier League next Sunday, which is not certain by any means.
Luc is said to be unhappy at FC Twente, where he has scored 10 Eredivisie goals in 29 appearances for his club this season, and in the three years he’s been with Twente he’s made 114 total appearances with 42 goals and 11 assists.
The 22 year-old 6′ 2″ striker has been linked with Swansea recently, and we dare say if they are keen on the striker, the south Wales club would be a more attractive club than Newcastle are these days.
Local papers in both south Wales and Newcastle have said that both Swansea and Newcastle are keen on the striker, and he could even come at a cut price, with only one year left on his four year contract contract at Twente.
Swansea signed Newcastle’s long term target Bafe Gomis last summer, and he’s been getting goals and games since former striker target Wilfried Bony left for Manchester City in January, and Bafe has 8 goals in 34 appearances for Swansea this season.
Newcastle have been short of strikers all season, and it’s just one reason why we have tumbled down the league in the last three months, and are now in dire straights and need a win against West Ham to ensure we are safe – but after getting one point in the last 10 games we cannot see Newcastle doing that on Sunday.
If we do get the win it will be a mini-miracle.
And if we do go down these targets will not be coming to Newcastle, and we’ll have to put a list together for new targets we could get as a Championship club.
And knowing the lack of foresight at Newcastle, we’re pretty sure that has not been done yet, as Lee Charnley and company seem to be hiding out and probably hoping we can stay in the Premier League.
How’s that for real leadership?
If we do survive, it’s going to be very difficult to attract top players to Tyneside, after the club has looked to be in such an awful mess at all levels since Alan Pardew walked quickly out of the door in early January.