Are Newcastle Really Interested In This Striker?

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There have been various reports recently that Newcastle are interested in Burnley striker Ashley Barnes, who has rarely been a starter for the struggling Burnley side this season.

The 27-year-old has started Burnley’s last six Premier League matches but he’s scored only one goal and had one assist and he’s certainly not a prolific goalscorer.

In the four seasons he’s been at Burnley since joining them from Brighton & Hove Albion in 2013 he’s scored only 14 goals and has only 6 assists in 96 appearances, with 6 goals and 3 assists in 30 appearances this season.

This season seems to be his best season at Burnley.

So he’s certainly doesn’t score many goals and would not be  a starter at Newcastle in the Premier League.

So why we would want to sign the 27 year-old is a mystery to us.

We suppose in today’s very inflated transfer window the £6M Newcastle would have to pay for the Bath-born player is small change, but we’d be very surprised if Ashley Barnes is really a target of Rafa Benitez.

Of course this is silly season and likely to be very silly season this summer.

🙂

This has to be one player we are not really interested in.

Surely?

Comments welcome.



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