Newcastle United are said to be interested in signing Huddersfield Town’s Bermudian striker Nahki Wells, who scored against us in first half stoppage time on Saturday in the 2-1 defeat.
That was Huddersfield’s first win at Newcastle in 63 years.
Rafa Benitez needs to bring in at least one additional striker this summer and probably two – and will have taken a close look at the 26 year-old on Saturday.
Nahki Wells on right after scoring on Saturday
But according to some local reports Newcastle are looking for a big striker in the Mitrovic mold and Nahki Wells stands just 5ft 7ins tall.
This is what Wells said after scoring in front of a sold out 52,000 fans at St. James’ Park:
“I couldn’t ask for anymore, to be able to score in a match like that was fantastic,”
Newcastle are reported to be ready to bid around £8M for the former Bradford City striker and certainly we need to bring in more strikers.
The defense also needs to cut out the mistakes they are making.
And to think this was supposed to be a good season for us, but we certainly have not made a good start to life in England’s second division.
Norwich City, Fulham and Derby County are said to be the other Championship clubs interested in the striker who has scored 32 goals in 84 appearances over the last two seasons for the Terriers.
David Wagner, the Huddersfield manager had this to say about Nahki after the Newcastle game:
“We were all happy to see Nahki back in action,” “He was always in line for some minutes at Newcastle, but the decision to start with him developed the day before the game.”
“He has missed some of preseason because of his knee injury, so we all know he has still to get back some fitness, but I could see from his body language in training that he was keen to get back.”
“It was great that he was able to work within our system and great that he got his goal, and this lifted him at a stage when he was starting to look a little bit tired.”
“That was something which was totally normally, given the lack of minutes in his legs beforehand.”
Newcastle fans seem to have come back down to earth and the last time tomorrow night’s opponents Reading were at St. James’ Park was in January, 2013 and they beat us 2-1 for their first win ever against Newcastle.
That caused Newcastle to bring in four Frenchman the following week, including a player who cost us £1.5M from Toulouse – Moussa Sissoko.
Only just over 50% of our fans think we will the game tomorrow night.