Newcastle Identify New Striker Target

ESPN are reporting today that Rafa Benitez is keen on bringing 27-year-old Burnley striker Ashley  Barnes to Newcastle this summer to strengthen our strike force.

When we have watched Burnley  quite a few times this season  we’ve seen Barnes in action and maybe it’s just us, but we have been less than impressed.

Since he joined Burnley from Brighton back in 2014 after starting his career at Plymouth Argyle in 2007, he has scored 14 goals in 96 appearances so he’s not exactly a prolific goalscorer with two of those seasons being in the Championship.

Ashley Barnes – 27 year-old Burnley striker

This season he has scored 6 goals with 3 assists in 27 Premier League appearances for Burnley.

The news is that Rafa believes he would be a good option alongside top striker Dwight Gayle up front.

Crystal Palace are also interested in the player, but we’d be very surprised if this is a real transfer target for Newcastle this summer, with Rafa surely wanting classier players brought into the club for next season.

We could be wrong but the 6ft tall striker seems like an underwhelming transfer target for Newcastle and we can do a lot better.

But we’ve been wrong before too.

🙂

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

4 responses so far ↓


  • 1
    corkypants
    May 18, 2017 at 8:26 AM

    No thanks next!!!!


  • 2
    toon kk
    May 18, 2017 at 8:34 AM

    More speculation


  • 3
    kilcline
    May 18, 2017 at 8:35 AM

    Should target the following:

    Strikers
    Iheanacho
    Batashuayi
    Sandro Ramirez

    Wingers
    King
    Townsend
    Phillips

    Centre mids
    Carvalho
    Chamberlain
    Loftus cheek

    Centre backs
    Maguire
    Gibson
    Shawcross
    Keane
    Ake

    Left backs
    Gibbs
    Tierney
    Robertson


  • 4
    AndyMac
    May 18, 2017 at 1:28 PM

    Wes Morgan, Ashley Barnes, Phil Bardsley and Pepe Reina ? Is this NUFC or Dad’s Army ?


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