Yesterday, there was a report that Newcastle were leading the race for Charlton Athletic striker Macauley Bonne.
The 24-year-old has been a big hit for Lee Bowyer since signing from newly-promoted League Two’s Leyton Orient for £200k. It was a strange link as the Ipswich born striker had spent most of his career in England’s lower leagues. While Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy followed a similar path, Bonne is likely no Jamie Vardy.
Amidst reports that Newcastle and Leicester City were tracking their striker, Charlton have reportedly issued a hands-off warning to the two Premier League clubs.
Football League World are reporting that they have been told by Charlton sources that Bonne is not for sale in January.
Charlton, who are currently in 17th after a bright start to life in the Championship, will want to hold on the player they just signed this past summer.
However, Charlton’s stance may come to nothing as far as Newcastle fans are concerned. The Chronicle are reporting that sources with Newcastle are dispelling the link to Bonne as a January transfer target.
We think Newcastle may have Bonne on the radar but will want to see how he will fare for an entire season. While he could turn out to become a Premier League player in the future, he’s not likely to be of any benefit to Newcastle this winter.