Newcastle has been linked with two top players in the last few days.
It seems that Rafa Benitez has an interest in Arsenal’s Lucas Perez and also 22-year-old Atletico Madrid forward Angel Correa and both these players would vastly increase the class in the Newcastle squad.
While Rafa and Lee Charnley have done very well under challenging circumstances this summer to get five players through the door for a net outlay of under £5M, we still lack some class in the squad.
Lucas Perez is reported to be available for £13.4M, and that would be money well spent, but again Newcastle is balking at the price of the Arsenal striker.
22-year-old Angel Correa in Argentine colors
We’re not sure how much 22-year-old Angel Correa would cost, but he’s a young Argentine International who would only get better under Rafa’s tutelage on Tyneside.
Correa has 16 goals and 15 assists in 83 matches for Atletico, and he’s an excellent player in the making – just the type of player Rafa wants to bring to Newcastle.
And Perez last season scored 7 goals and had 5 assists for Arsenal in only 21 games – another very decent return.
Newcastle doesn’t want to pay the £13.4M Perez fee but now’s the time to have some courage and show some real ambition for the future.
You cannot get class players through the door without paying out the money – we tried that with Graham Carr in charge of transfers, and it doesn’t work long term.
Newcastle needs to show ambition and pay out the money for these two top players.
Sign them up.