There’s not many people know more about what it takes to be a top striker than our very own Alan Shearer.
The man was phenomenal in his playing days, and when you look at say the top 20 goals, he’s scored then no wonder he’s such an icon at Newcastle.
Alan had a terrific playing career, and he’s not doing too bad now as the top pundit at BBC Sports’ Match of the Day.
There’s a chance we could get Atletico Madrid’s Fernando Torres on loan in January, and Alan Shearer seems all for that.
Fernando Torres – could be a success on Tyneside
This is what Alan said in his Coral column when asked if he would be successful at Newcastle:
“Yes, he would,” “I think that is one of the areas which Newcastle are struggling with at this moment in time – is scoring goals.”
“They have Mitrovic, Joselu, and Dwight Gayle and all three have different qualities and if we could put them all together we would have a top striker.”
“But unfortunately you can’t do that and I think we do need additions in that striker department,”
“Someone with a bit of pace, who can offer something different, someone who can hold the ball, and a bit of presence who can sniff out of a goal .”
“Because that’s what makes a difference in the bottom of the table.”
“If you’ve got a guy who can get you 10 to 15 league goals a season – you’ll climb 7 or 8 places in the league and that’s what Newcastle need and I think he would be a good addition.”
“Rafa knows him, he knows Rafa, and if he is available then I think he’ll do a decent job at Newcastle.”
Benitez brought the very best out of Fernando Torres at Liverpool, and he also worked with him at Chelsea.
That’s when Rafa was the caretaker manager and won the Europe League back in 2013.
But didn’t get much credit from the Chelsea fans for that great achievement – the third time he has won a European trophy and the third club he has done that with.
If he ever wins the Europa League for Newcastle, he will become a God on Tyneside.
But come to think of it he already is.
Oh well – we’ll have to build a statue of him at St. James’ Park.