Where we are still very weak is with the striker position and with the departed Salomon Rondon and Perez having scored 23 PL goals of the 42 league goals we scored last season – we must bring in some fire-power this summer.
That’s 55% of our goals – so we need to get in some goalscorers.
There are 11 full days left in the transfer, and hopefully, manager Steve Bruce is busy trying to bring in more strikers.
That’s in addition to Joelinton who could be a fantastic acquisition for us.
This 22-year-old both scores and creates goals and has been shocked at the great welcome he’s received from the Geordie fans.
And we need at least one striker brought in and if Dwight Gayle is sold this summer – hopefully for £15M or more.
Andy Carroll – could be signed if he lowers his wages significantly
We thought Dwight could be staying at Newcastle, but it looks like Bruce wants to sell him and bring in other strikers.
If we can not sell Dwight he could go out on loan again to another Championship club; he still has two years left on his contract at Newcastle.
We need a top striker, and that cannot be Andy Carroll or Charlie Austin who are both 30 years old now.
If we bring in another expensive top striker, we could also bring in one of those two.
We would Andy Carroll as a free agent as long as he’s willing to take a significant drop in wages at Newcastle from the reported £100K/week he was getting at West Ham over six years.
He was on a season-long loan before he signed full time for six years.
He played only 142 games for the Hammers and scored 34 goals during those 7 full years at the club.
As Neil had reported earlier – he could be a tremendous second-half sub and scare the living daylight out of defenders.
And if he can get fit, he could even be a starter for the club once again.
He wants to come back to his home-town club; we think it all depends on the wages he wants.
And then we have to get our medical staff in action and try to keep the lad fit.
It would be good to have Andy back – especially now when we have to keep the fans supporting the club and be united behind Bruce and the players.
What do you think?