Now that Papiss Cisse has left Newcastle for China, there are reports that Newcastle will be signing another striker to replace the 31 year-old Senegal International.
Reports yesterday had Newcastle interested in 35 year-old Stoke striker Peter Crouch and that seemed a surprising development.
Patrick Bamford on loan at Crystal Palace last season
But maybe a younger striker Rafa may be interested in is Chelsea’s Patrick Bamford, who is available for around £10M and that’s not cheap for an untried player who turns 23 in September.
We have already been linked with this striker earlier in the summer.
Patrick Bamford won the Championship Player of the Year award two seasons ago when he scored 19 goals in 43 total appearances for Middlesbrough.
That was one of the reasons the north-east club reached the playoff final last year, but lost 2-0 to Norwich City.
But last season Patrick didn’t fare too well at all in two loan spells at two Premier clubs – Crystal Palace and Norwich City – and he played only 10 times in total and didn’t score a goal.
So we expect Rafa has watched videos on Patrick over the summer and decided whether the 6ft 1ins tall striker is one for the future at Newcastle United.
A majority of Newcastle fans don’t want to see Peter Crouch signed.
Let us know what you think of Patrick Bamford as a striker signing for Newcastle.