Rafa Benitez Makes Enquiry About Striker

The Mail is reporting that Newcastle United have enquired about Manchester United striker James Wilson, who would appear to be going to Fulham for a season long loan this season, after spending last season at Brighton where he scored 5 goals in 25 appearances for Chris Hughton’s club.

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James Wilson – available on loan

Wilson will only be allowed to leave Manchester United on loan this season and we wonder if Rafa would be interested in taking him on loan.

It would mean giving playing time to Wilson when some of our permanent strikers like Mitrovic, Gayle, Perez and maybe Adam Armstrong would not get that playing time.

And why have Rafa make Wilson into a better striker if he is simply to return to play for Manchester United?

If Newcastle have enquired then it may have been for a permanent deal, since we cannot see Rafa wanting to bring any players in on loan for this coming season, unless it’s with an option to buy.

And that will not be the case apparently with James Wilson, who did not make the squad that has just left for China.

James has been overtaken by 18 year-old Marcus Rashford and the Red Devils have also just signed Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan – so the 20 year-old striker has gone down the pecking order at Old Trafford.

Not sure if the Red Devils would be willing to sell James?

What do you think?

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