Everton Could Pip Newcastle For Striker Target

There’s news today that Everton are favourites to sign 25 year-old Burnley striker Andre Gray this summer, well at least according to SkyBet.

Sky Bet have priced Everton at 2/1 to sign Gray this summer with Newcastle at 3/1 to sign the striker who seems to be a favorite of Rafa Benitez.

However, Andre is also evens to stay with Burnley and manager Sean Dyche.

25 year-old Burnley striker Andre Gray

We expect Newcastle to be making moves for their targets this week and we are hoping some of them will even be signed by the end of the week, with Rafa Benitez very keen to get players into the squad early in the summer.

This is another huge summer transfer window for the Newcastle club as we not only improve the squad significantly from the side that won the Championship last season,  but we also move players out who have no future at the club and there are quite a number of those returning from loan spells.

Andre has had two good seasons for Burnley and scored 23 goals in 42 games in winning the Championship the season before last and he then scored 10 goals in 36 games in the season just ended.

Rafa Benitez is trying to get some additional speed in the team this summer and Andre has that and he is also an accomplished technical player.

From everything we have read it really does seem that Newcastle want Andre Gray at the club, so we do expect a bid to be launched for the former Brentford and Luton striker – maybe this week.

Everton under Ronald Koeman last season established themselves as one of the top seven clubs in the Premier League and they finished in 7th place and a massive 15 points above 8th placed Southampton.

So maybe Newcastle can make the top eight next season in the Premier league under Rafa Benitez?

Getting Andre Gray in this summer could help us to do just that.

Comments welcome.

5 comments so far

  • toontaff2

    May 29, 2017 at 7:39 AM

    Comment #1

    On Andros and Alena –
    2 massive additions to our creativity for 13 million would be excellent business. Seems like the Barcelona kid will not be sold to anyone, so a loan is fine.
    Someone reckons we should try to part-ex Riviere! Reminds me of an old rusty Datsun I drove to the final resting place/scrappy only to be told he did not want it! Eventually I managed to offload it for a tenner to another scrappy! The only difference might be we would need to give the tenner to them to take Riviere!

  • toontaff2

    May 29, 2017 at 7:43 AM

    Comment #2

    I know we’re all already getting impatient, but how many of us really expected us to be only worried about how many quality signings our world class manager, alongside our brilliant managing director/ex-teaboy would be bringing in? 😯

  • toontaff2

    May 29, 2017 at 7:58 AM

    Comment #3

    I think we’re looking at a starter at no.10, a left wing, then probably a striker, a centre-half, and maybe a right back, left back, 2 midfielders and possibly a goalie as competition/back-up, alongside any youngsters we can get in for the development squad. 8/9 signings as first team/squad.
    Out go Sels, Krul, Big Vurn, Hazaar, Hairdryer, Mbabu, Hanley, Gouff, Sameobi, Vuckic, Murph- loans for Armstrong, Woodman, Sterry – unfortunately we will not be able to do much with Riviere and Saivet – they’re so bad, even the Dog and Duck will not want them! De Jong may be ok as back-up, playing the odd cameo, if he can avoid tripping over a blade of grass. Those wanting rid of the Ginger Pirlo, the flying Welsh Galactico left-back – nay chance! Diame, not sure, but probably kept as squad filler and Jesus may well be destined for a coaching role. Think Mbemba, Perez and Mitro will get another crack in the PL>

  • Novocastrian66

    May 29, 2017 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #4

    Put Rivière on eBay or gumtree along with DeJong.

  • BarcelonaMag

    May 31, 2017 at 1:30 AM

    Comment #5

    So why would Burnley want to sell Gray? If they did so, they’d have to pay out big bucks to get someone as good. Doesn’t make much sense.


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