There’s news in the Chronicle today that Newcastle are making a last-minute move to try to get Red Star Belgrade striker Richmond Boakye signed today – but the odds of that happening have to be low.
The 25-year-old has 12 caps for Ghana (6 goals) and stands 6ft 1ins tall and was at Juventus in 2012 for a couple of years.
He joined Red Star a year ago from Latina (Serie D Italian side) and he’s scored 38 goals in 47 appearances for Red Star since then.
Richmond Boakye – 25-year-old Red Star Belgrade striker
But as we’ve seen before it’s much tougher task to score goals in the Premier League, but he does seem a natural goalscorer which is what we need.
One of the big problems Newcastle have is to get him a work permit – with time running out.
We are acting like a small Championship club with the transfer fee quoted at £4M for the striker.
Is that what Newcastle have been reduced to – we can only bring in £4M players?
He cannot be much of a goal machine for £4M?
It could be that Rafa will try to persuade Mike Ashley that £20M is the going rate for Feyenoord striker Nicolai Jorgensen – the Chronicle are hinting Rafa still wants the striker in – even if he does cost Newcastle £20M.
Best of luck persuading miser Mr. Mike Ashley to pay out £20M for Jorgensen today.
Any hopes we had of Rafa staying at Newcastle if Mike Ashley doesn’t sell the club, are small to zero after this transfer window.
Ashley has been true to form this month – just like last January when no players were signed.