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Newcastle Already Lining Up Summer Transfers

7:10 am, Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 2 Comments

Once we play Norwich City on April 2nd there is a short six weeks left of the season and we have eight games to play that will ultimately decide whether we are in the Premier League or not next season.

But to survive we are going to have to win four or even five of those last eight games and that will be tough since we have only won six games in the league so far after 30 games played.

So depending on which league we are in will decide which players we go after this summer and we are already being linked with players we were linked with last summer and in January.

One of those is Marseille’s Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi and Sky Sports are reporting we have inquired about the striker with West Ham, Stoke City, Tottenham Hotspur and Atletico Madrid also said to be interested.

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Michy Batshuayi – Newcastle target in the summer?

If Newcastle stay up, we will be an attractive club for players to come to since we have one of the best managers around in Rafa Benitez, and he will be a big draw for some very good players.

We would expect reports of Rafa’s revolution to starting in the summer if only we can stay in England’s top division, which at the moment looks touch and go.

One area we are short of is striker and while Mitrovic is starting to come through under new manager Benitez, we really need a proven Premier League striker or a top striker brought in from the continent and Rafa will  a big say in who that is.

Michy is of Congolese descent and he  eligible for the DR Congo through his parents, but earlier this year he elected to play for Belgium.

The 6ft tall striker made his International debut in March last year in Belgium’s home match against Cyprus in the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying game, when he replaced Christian Benteke in the 77th minute.

Michy played 13 times for the Belgium U21 side scoring seven goals and he’s  a very highly regarded young striker.

While still in Belgium Michy played 120 times for Standard Liege with 44 goals and 13 assists and while in France he´s so far played 70 times with 28 goals and 10 assists.– so this lad can score the goals.

This season in 42 total games he has 18 goals and 10 assists so he is having a good second season since signing for Marseille in the summer of 2014.

He would be a good buy for us in the summer, depending on whether Rafa wants this specific striker at the club.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



Tags: Newcastle News · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target




2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ian Toon // Mar 22, 2016 at 7:24 AM

    I see the usual incoherent rants against all things Ashley without any balance or supporting case being made. What mistakes has Ashley made this season.?

    Belfast – Though lays the blame quite rightly at the hands of the Board. There was a clear case of dereliction of duty by the board in dithering when after the Chelsea game Macca should have been sacked.. Again urgency was in short supply. We weren’t supposed to lose at home to Bournemouth and there was no contingency plan. The Board were caught on the hop yet again.

    They are to be congratulated on the appointment of Rafa Benitez a first class appointment. This though doesn’t alter the fact that their dithering cost Benitez vital weeks on the training pitch; if they’d bit the bullet on Macca when they should have.
    Inactivity by the Board also impacted on the players mindset that they might plan to stick with Macca, to give him another game or two to turn things around. It was complacency, a dereliction of duty and potentially hindered our chances of still being in the PL next season. Tbe Board wilfully neglected their duties. Whatever happens between now and the end of the season Macca and Ashley should not be scapegoats for the failings of others.

  • 2 lesh // Mar 22, 2016 at 9:24 AM

    Ian

    What mistakes hss Ashley made this season?

    Only two – allowing Charnley, Carr and Moncur appoint McClaren and not intervening earlier when it was clear that they were risking the Club’s Prem status.

    Otherwise, his hands are clean!




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