Newcastle Reported After Irish International Striker

The Sun is reporting that Newcastle want to sign Ipswich Town striker David McGoldrick, who has played 4 times for Ireland.

Rafa Benitez is keen on getting somebody in who is used to playing in the Championship and the 6ft 1ins striker has spent the last 8 seasons playing in the Championship with the last three and a half seasons being with Ipswich Town.

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David McGoldrick – 28 year-old Ipswich striker

He was on loan at Ipswich from January, 2013 before making the deal permanent that summer, when he moved from Nottingham Forest.

In the game on Friday night at Fulham, Newcastle lacked penetration up front and maybe this player can offer some height and strength in the final third.

Newcastle currently have Aleksandar Mitrovic, Ayoze Perez, Dwight Gayle and Adam Armstrong who we can use as strikers, but only Aleksandar is a big powerful striker and he is suspended for the next three games.

McGoldrick was born in Nottingham, and came through the Notts County youth squad and made his senior debut in January 2004, in a Second Division game with Swindon Town.

He moved to Southampton in 2004 and stayed there for five years mainly playing out on loan until he joined Nottingham Forest back in 2009, where he stayed for four years before finally joining Ipswich Town in 2013.

He is not a prolific scorer and in 105 games for Ipswich he has scored 32 goals with 16 assists, but last season he scored only 5 goals in 27 appearances for Ipswich.

The Sun is reporting he would cost Newcastle around £6M, and if this report is true then Rafa Benitez must see that this player can help Newcastle in the coming season.

David made his debut for Ireland in a 4–1 win over the United States in November 2014, after he had turned down the opportunity to play for Scotland at International level.

He represents Ireland because one of his grandmothers is Irish.

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