Burnley striker Andre Gray has been talking to his club about a new deal and the talks seem to have stalled and it’s because the player, who turned 26 last Monday, wants £70K/week wages.
Andre has been one of our targets all summer long and if we could only get him to Newcastle then we think Rafa Benitez could bring out the best in the player.
So it now depends on whether Newcastle can offer the player a decent wage and at least close to the £70K/week he’s asking for.
26 year-old Burnley striker Andre Gray
The Chronicle is reporting that Newcastle could now make their move for the former Luton Town and Brentford striker – it certainly seems a good time to do just that.
Newcastle have to show to their fans they are not the same club of a few years back, when we bartered for every single saving on transfers and took a long time to close any deal and it all looked so very difficult.
The same thing seems to be happening this summer, but things have changed a lot in the transfer market and we have to show our ambition to be a top team again and pay out the big bucks to get some top players in.
Andre has had two very good seasons for Burnley and scored 23 goals in 42 games in winning the Championship the season before last and he scored 10 goals in 36 games in the season just ended, with 9 of those goals coming in 32 games in the Premier League.
Rafa Benitez is trying to get some additional speed into the team this summer and Andre has that and he is also an accomplished technical player too.
With things at an impasse with his contract talks at Burnley, surely now is a good time for Newcastle to step in and sign this player quickly.
That’s the real opportunity for Newcastle with Andre Gray – and it can help show Newcastle can be decisive in signing their targets.
What do you think?