Newcastle have already been linked with a number of transfer targets this summer – and it’s looking like we will finally be signing a prolific goalscorer.
If we had done that last summer, when the likes of QPR’s Charlie Austin were available – we wouldn’t be a second division side now.
But hopefully, that woeful way of running the club is now dead and buried.
One of our deficiencies as a team for a few seasons now is our inability to score goals – and Newcastle scored only 41 goals last season in 38 league games.
We also have to remember that 11 of those goals came in just two games at home to Norwich and Tottenham, so we scored just 30 goals in the other 36 league games.
Ross McCormack – Fulham striker
Newcastle have been linked with Ross McCormack, the 29 year-old Scotland international who plays for Fulham – and has scored goals for fun in the last two seasons.
In the 100 games he has played for Fulham since signing on for them from Leeds United in 2014, he has scored 42 goals and had 22 assists so he’s prolific alright – not just in scoring goals, but he can create them too.
Ross has said he would love to play in the Premier League at some stage in his career – and there may be some PL clubs after him this summer.
But Rafa Benitez could also make a very good case that he can join Newcastle and be playing Premier league football in one year and he can help us to get promoted in the meantime.
Ross can also play for a world-class manager too.
Ross could get in on the ground floor with the new Rafa revolution starting at Newcastle United.
Benitez has said he would like to sign at least one player before the Euro 2016 Championships start on June 10th.
So if we could say get Ross in for the £12M release clause in his contract and also 31 year-old former Liverpool center-back Daniel Agger – who is a free agent this summer – that would immediately help strengthen two weak areas in the side.
Defense has not been good and we have conceded a massive 255 goals in the last four PL seasons – and as we pointed out earlier Newcastle have trouble scoring goals.
That would be a very good start to the summer transfer window.
What do you think?