We were pleased to see Joselu finally sign for Newcastle earlier today and we are hoping he will become a savvy signing for Newcastle, and the Spanish striker offers us something different up front.
Joselu is very good in the air and provides a physical presence up front much like Daryl Murphy offered us last season.
Joselu is a better technical player than Daryl and maybe better in the air than Daryl is too, and he comes at a bargain basement price, and it’s (very) low-risk for Newcastle.
Given the financial problems we seem to have at the moment at Newcastle, it seems a sensible buy from Rafa.
We have six players in now, and Rafa wants another four players in over the next two weeks, and we still haven’t spent too much in net transfers – it’s around £22M at the moment which is not much at all.
New Newcastle signing Joselu
But the problem we have this summer is that we didn’t have last year is that we haven’t been able to sell some of our players like Tim Krul, Manu Riviere, and Henri Saivet.
|Javier Manquillo||£4.5M||Atletico Madrid|
|Mikel Merino||Loan - season||Borussia Dortmund|
|Transfer Fees In||£34.5M|
|Vurnon Anita||Released||Aston Villa|
|Haris Vuckic||Released||FC Twente|
|Lubo Satka||Released||FC DAC 1904 |
|Kevin Mbabu||£1.0M||Young Boys|
|Matz Sels||Loan - season||Anderlecht|
|Adam Armstrong||Loan - season||Bolton|
|Lewis Gibson||£1.0M initially||Everton|
|Daryl Murphy||£2.0M||Nottingham Forest|
|Ivan Toney||Loan - season||Wigan Athletic|
|Siem de Jong||£4.0M||Ajax|
|Grant Hanley||£3.5M||Norwich City|
|Tim Krul||Loan - season||Brighton|
|Achraf Lazaar||Loan - season||Benevento|
|Transfer Fees Out||£22.5M|
What do you think?