For the last two seasons Newcastle have struggled with relegation and in three of the last four seasons we have struggled with relegation – so at the moment the star of Newcatsle United is falling.
We are currently battling relegation which could really happen this season, after we only just avoided it last season
The Mirror is claiming that Newcastle want to go after one of Graham Carr’s favorite players in 22 year-old Belgium international striker Michy Batshuayi, who we have been linked with for a while now.
Michy Batshuayi – why would he want to join a struggling Newcastle?
Top Premier League clubs Manchester United and Liverpool are also interested in the player as are West Ham and Tottenham and over the last couple or years all those clubs have been much more successful than Newcastle in the Premier League.
The Marseille striker recently signed a new deal at the French club, but that was principally to protect his club, who can now ask a very high price for their top player and they are well aware of the new three year PL deal of £5.1B that starts in the summer.
The Mirror cites the fact that Steve McClaren wants the strike, but Steve’s position at Newcastle is becoming untenable unless he can start winning some games away from home very soon.
Planning for the transfer window has to continue for the summer – even though Newcastle are in a precarious situation, but all bets will be off if we are relegated.
We would need to turn to other targets who are less expensive and could do a job for us in the tough physical league of the Championship.
Because of Newcastle’s falling importance and influence in the Premier League over the last few seasons, we just cannot see why a top striker like Michy Batshuayi would want to come to Tyneside – even if we do survive in May.