Rafa will almost certainly try to bring in tow strikers this summer as we again saw last night some poor finishing from the Newcastle side.
Dwight Gayle was again the main culprit missing two good chances, and Jacob Murphy also wasted an excellent opportunity when clean through.
But this is not new it’s been Newcastle’s Achilles heel ever since Rafa came to the club on March 11th, 2016.
Rafa will sell both Aleksandar Mitrovic and Dwight Gayle this summer, and he should get some good money for the two strikers.
6ft 3ins Danish striker Nicolai Jorgensen
Mitro could go for something north of £20M, and the Stoke Sentinel have reported the Potters want Dwight Gayle.
Dwight will be in big demand from top Championship clubs after scoring a magnificent 23 goals for us in 34 appearances last season.
Maybe Dwight cannot score many goals in the Premier League, but he’s lethal in the Championship, and we could get up to £15M for him.
And Newcastle then need to bring in two good strikers.
Rafa will not bother trying to sign Islam Slimani during the summer but could well go back for his number one choice in January – Feyenoord’s 6ft 3ins Danish striker Nicolai Jorgensen.
And if he does go back then owner Mike Ashley will need to pay out the bucks to bring in the 27-year-old and not spend months negotiating a fee with the Dutch club.
One of Rafa’s other targets in January was 25-year-old Liverpool striker Danny Ings.
But the question is does he want to leave the Red and manager Jurgen Klopp seems to be a fan of the former Burnley striker.
Rafa will also try to bring in some goalscoring wingers and will attempt to sign Chelsea’s Kenedy permanently.
Rafa has brought the best out of the Brazilian this year but under Rafa’s guidance Robert Kenedy can become even better – and the 22-year-old already knows that!