Two Strikers Who Can Do The Job For Newcastle And Are Available In January

It looks like Newcastle United are targeting 26-year-old Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun for January and the only question seems to be what the fee will be his club will be asking.

There are reports it could be anything from £17M to £20M, and if Rafa is given some money to spend in January, he could try to sign the 26-year-old Turkish striker.

If Mike Ashley is still the owner, then Rafa may want to sell before he can bring in new players.

Players like Jack Colback, Aleksandar Mitrovic, and Dwight Gayle could be sold in the January transfer window which could help fund some incoming players.

If Ashley is still in control of the club, Rafa may try to bring in players on loan with an option to buy next summer.

Danny Ings – Liverpool striker, needs first team games

One of these players coming into the club in January could be 25-year-old Liverpool striker Danny Ings.

And there’s news again today in the Bleacher Report that Newcastle are interested in signing the player in January.

Danny has had a couple of serious knee injuries since he signed for Liverpool from Burnley in the summer of 2015 and has only played 13 first team games with 3 goals for the Reds.

So it’s important that he get some first team games and he will get them at Newcastle under Rafa Benitez.

Danny has been playing for the Liverpool U23 side this season, so he’s at least getting some playing time at the moment with Liverpool.

Southampton are also said to be interested in the striker, and that’s close to his hometown of Winchester.

There have been various reports that Rafa could sign him on loan or even sign him permanently in January.

It would be a bit of a risk to sign him permanently until Rafa has seen how he performs after his two serious knee injuries.

Getting Cenk Tosun and Danny Ings in during the January transfer window – even if we have to sell Mitro and Dwight Gayle – would seem to be a step up for Newcastle, especially if it’s what Rafa wants.

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5 comments so far

  • Jib

    Nov 2, 2017 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #1

    Very rarely I laugh out loud whilst blogging
    But the thought of Lee Clarke at the
    Stadium of Plight cracked me up

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 2, 2017 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #2

    JohnJ reposting your comment

    I was at this game, wish we had Len now as he was then, it was a travesty that he never got a full England cap

    I’m certainly hoping for a win for more reasons than usual – I’m taking my 13 year old grandson for his first visit to SJP so I really hope it will be a memorable game for him. I remember as a 13 year old I my first game at the ground in the “Poplar side” (now the East Stand) with Newcastle winning 4 – 1 against Manchester City and Len White scoring this amazing goal into the Gallowgate end net. He started his run at goal from inside the defending half on the popular side and skipped past one – dribbled past another and I think another three defenders before drawing Bert Trautmann and selling him the perfect dummy and slipping the ball into the empty net – Pure Magic! I’ve seen some cracking goal since then from the likes of Wyn the Leap Davies – Tony Green – Alan Shearer – Les Ferdinand and many others. How I wish we had someone of their capabilities now! Re Saturday I’d happily settle for a 2 – 0 win and three points for the Toon just now – maybe it’s time we had some goals coming from midfield eh to help out the attack?


    Nov 2, 2017 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #3

    Hi Essex Geordie Bill I was at that game also we were fourth bottom and City fourth top at the time Len Whites goal was probably the best individual goal I have ever seen and for me Len White was the best centre forward Newcastle have ever had. Happy days indeed.

  • lochinvar

    Nov 2, 2017 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #4

    Toson possibly, even Leigh Griffiths has been mentioned but Ings no – he just becomes the next injury prone Gayle.
    That said if Gayle is back to match fitness then start him and Mitro on Saturday instead of Perez and Joselu , nothing ventured nothing gained.

  • lochinvar

    Nov 2, 2017 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #5

    Jib – surely the combination of Phil Brown as Manager and Lee Clark as Director of Football would be a treat to behold – at least from Tyneside


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