With the time it takes for Newcastle to do any transfer deal (usually weeks or even months) it’s doubtful we will be able to get a good striker in before tomorrow night when the transfer window slams shut at 11:00 pm.
One player Newcastle will hopefully try to sign before tomorrow night on loan is Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho.
The 21-year-old has the talent to score goals for Newcastle if we can get him in on loan, with time rapidly running out in this transfer window.
And it will be gross incompetence by the Newcastle hierarchy if we don’t sign a striker by tomorrow night.
We’ll be the laughing stock of the Premier League.
Islam Slimani – still available
And if Mike Ashley is still in charge this summer there’s no way Rafa Benitez will sign a new deal and stay at the mismanaged Newcastle club.
Leicester City will probably let one player leave on loan or permanently this month, and the other striker is Algerian Islam Slimani.
Newcastle could sign the £20M rated striker and could think he is a better bet for £20M than Danish striker Nicolai Jorgensen.
That could be a good use of money, but we doubt that Ashley wants to spend that amount of money this month even it means he still has a Premier League club.
He would rather have the financial books at Newcastle look good than pay money out to ensure we remain a Premier League club worth north of £300M.
We don’t understand Ashley’s thinking on this other than he thinks football is a regular business – which it isn’t.
If the owner doesn’t get a good striker in before tomorrow night, the chances he owns a Premier League club by May are slim.
It will then be down to Rafa Benitez and whether the manager can save us with his management skills, experience, and leadership.
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