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Newcastle Should Show Some Ambition By Moving For This Speedy International Striker

The Mirror is reporting that Mexican International and former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has a £13M release clause in his contract at Bayer Leverkusen and for that money the 29 year-old would be very good value in today’s inflated transfer market.

Chicharito was at Manchester United for five years from 2010 and initially he played extremely well for the Red Devils.

He is a natural goalscorer with speed and would seem to be the type of player Rafa is after this summer – he’s got class but is not ridiculously expensive.

29 year-old former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez
Available for £13M

He scored 59 goals in 157 total appearances for Manchester United and he’s been in good goalscoring form in Germany and has 39 goals in 76 total appearances over two seasons for the Bundesliga club.

For only £13M he would be a great signing for Newcastle.

Hernandez would be a popular player at Newcastle because he works hard on the field and he usually positions himself just behind the back line of the defense and uses his speed to run onto through balls – perfect for what Newcastle do on the counter attack.

And he’s a natural goalscorer who has scored goals wherever he has been – and in 346 first team games he has scored a good 136 goals.

But in truth we have no idea if Rafa is interested in the 5ft 9ins tall striker, but we would be hard pressed to get a better buy for  a striker this season at just £13M for this lad.

But there again there will be a number of top clubs across Europe after him at that price and it’s a good question whether we could get him to join Newcastle United.

But in what has so far been a very disappointing transfer window for the Magpies, we need to wake up pretty soon and go after some good players and show some real ambition in this transfer market.

Signing Javier Hernandez for £13M would show that ambition.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.


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9 comments so far

  • jazzyp

    Jul 3, 2017 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #1

    Another day another link.
    Nothing with substance as yet to even get our hopes up.
    But don’t fret lads
    Build it and they will come

  • Spoof

    Jul 3, 2017 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #2

    £13m, now he would be a bargain and a good fit for Rafa, as we are all aware Rafa does prefer the speedy type of striker with good movement and Hernandez is certainly that type, he would be a great signing but at that price I would expect a whole host of clubs to be chasing him.

  • toontaff2

    Jul 3, 2017 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #3

    Sky transfer centre starts today! It’ll be hard to fit in any other clubs, whilst chasing the 150 players linked to the Toon!

  • Mag52

    Jul 3, 2017 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #4

    This is the very player that Rafa, under a different owner, would snap up.
    Sadly though, Ashley would be certain to find some pennies to haggle over, and it’s never likely to happen.

  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 3, 2017 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #5

    New day, new week. Same old linked with players for a change!

  • Jib - Goatmouf 2

    Jul 3, 2017 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #6

    Matt Ritchie was the 3rd one in last year for £12m
    Rafa somehow persuaded him to drop down a division
    Moussa Sissoko was the last one out in late August for £30m
    Rafa somehow persuaded Sperz to part with £30m
    Two things from this:-
    1. Rafa is Brill
    2. There is no logic to player pricing

    Imagine MS in the Championship he woulda shit hisself

  • mactoon

    Jul 3, 2017 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #7

    Newcastle should show some ambition and sign ANY player

  • AdoptedGeordie

    Jul 3, 2017 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #8

    Please yes, lejeune, Loftus cheek, Hernandez and Callum chambers, that along with most of our current squad would be enough to make relegation unlikely, plus a couple of unknowns that could be great or squad players. Please just one player though tomorrow, my logon ratio to actual news is so poor

  • kc2012

    Jul 3, 2017 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #9

    Hernandez would be a top signing (not happening unfortunately) but hes very similar to Gayle who is also a very good striker/poacher. I think we need a big, athletic striker who offers abit of something different like Batshuayi or Bakambu.

    My wishlist would be:

    Batshuayi or Bakambu

    Added to our current squad we would be more than ready.


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