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Newcastle Want Two More Strikers And More New Players

8:58 am, Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 3 Comments

The news today is that Newcastle want to bring in as many as four new players before the transfer window ends two weeks tomorrow.

The Chronicle is reporting that Rafa wants to bring in two strikers, including an experienced striker who could even be in his 30s.

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Brendan Galloway – Newcastle want to complete loan deal

That would be a change for Newcastle to sign an older player, although we did sign 31 year-old Jesus Gamez from Atletico Madrid this summer and he is still set to make his competitive debut for the club.

We thought Gamez would be a regular starter when he first signed.

Newcastle are a young side and it is thought that bringing in an experienced striker up front will help the younger strikers – Mitrovic, Perez and Gayle.

The Magpies are still after an experienced winger and news is that we had an offer for a Premier League winger turned down only last week.

Rafa wants a player who can play on either wing and can add some attacking flair and thrust out wide.

Benitez is also keen to tie up the Brendan Galloway loan deal this week, and that will depend on whether Everton are willing to complete the deal before they bring in defensive reinforcements.

The 20 year-old was on the bench last Saturday in the 1-1 home draw against Tottenham.

Middlesbrough are also interested in taking Galloway on loan for the season, although is is being reported that Brendan wants to come to Newcastle.

Galloway would compete with Paul Dummett for the left-back position and should get plenty of games at Newcastle this season.

But that deal is a pure loan deal with no option to buy, as Everton manager Ronald Koeman sees Galloway as a top player of the future.

While all this transfer activity is going on, Newcastle must concentrate on getting some wins in the four games we have to play through August 27th, including a home game against Reading tomorrow night.

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Tags: Newcastle News · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target




3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 ZIPPIE57 // Aug 16, 2016 at 9:07 AM

    Please please sign so look like a team with a left back who is comfortable on the ball

  • 2 Bryan // Aug 16, 2016 at 10:18 AM

    I posted a few weeks before the start of the season that I wasn’t as made up about our signings as most people were. My concern then, and even more now after the first two games, is that we have signed too many average championship quality players. Rafa said he needed championship experienced players for promotion. I disagree. We needed GOOD players. Good players can play at any level. As much as I agreed in the club letting Collo & Taylor go, be honest , are Hanley & Clark an improvement?
    Yes the team needed an overhaul from last season, but the team will only improve if you replace the players sold/released with players who are better footballers, and apart from Richie, the players brought in aren’t that much of an improvement IMO. When we were last relegated we did not sign any players, but we still had the nucleolus of a Premier league team. All that we have done this summer is dilute a Premier league team with Championship players, and when you do that you end up with a much weaker team. IMO its rubbish to say we need Championship experience in the team. Good players can player in any league, most Premier league players should walk through the Championship just like we did last time.
    I hope I am wrong, but average Championship quality players turn you into an average Championship team like Derby, Sheffield Wednesday and QPR.

  • 3 TheBoss // Aug 16, 2016 at 12:03 PM

    My main concern so far is, we all know that our defence has been shocking for the past few years yet after signing new defenders we still continue to play the same players that got us into the state we are in now. Janmaat maybe good going forward but he never runs back to defend at the same pace that got him forward… Dummett maybe a local lad and have a big heart but he is NOT good enough to be a first choice starter. He rarely gets forward or even makes forward passes..
    At home I would like us to play a 3-2-3-2 formation.
    But whatever formation we play we need to play with an injection of pace and closing down when not in possession . Playing slow methodical football will not get us out of this league..




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