Danny Ings was one of our top striker targets this month but news today that Liverpool manager wants to keep the striker at Liverpool and says that Danny will get some playing time through the end of the season.
It seems like Ings also wants to stay at the Reds to try to get into the first team and show the Liverpool manager what he can do for the side.
So that’s one player we will not get on loan in January.
Our other top striker target is Leicester City striker Islam Slimani, but Watford coach Marco Silva also wants him at the Hornets.
Silva could provide an advantage for Watford over Newcastle in his bid to sign the big Algerian striker.
Danny Ings – staying at Liverpool this season
Slimani played for Marco Silva when he managed Sporting Lisbon for one season from 2014 to 2015.
In that season Sporting finished 3rd in the Championship, and also won the Taca de Portugal by beating S.C. Braga 3–1 on penalties after a 2–2 draw in the final.
In that season Slimani scored 15 goals in 33 games for Sporting Lisbon.
It could be that Silva even signs Slimani on a permanent deal which is what Leicester want.
Who would have thought smaller clubs like Watford, West Brom, Stoke, Bournemouth, Swansea, Crystal Palace and others would have more financial clout than Newcastle?
It’s currently a sad state of affairs.
But on the positive side of things – come the summer and if we remain in the Premier League and Amanda Staveley finally buys the club – then things will definitely be looking up at Newcastle.
That’s the hope at Newcastle.