Alan Pardew wants another striker, we pick five players that could be perfect for The Toon.
Alan Pardew has so far been given very little in the transfer market from his director of football Joe Kinnear, other than an injured loanee who rejected a move to St James Park in January.
But the arrival of Loic Remy is not enough for Pardew, who feels they need another striker:
‘’We would like to get one or two more transfers in. It is always frustrating for manager because you want the best players you can get but we have a strong squad, and we did some business last January that has put us in good fettle. I don’t see any late business for us but we do need another striker in. We need a sound backroom with our strikers, so in the short term we need another striker.’’
Deals for Darren Bent and Bafetimbi Gomis have collapsed, while Andre-Pierre Gignac said the idea of joining Newcastle was ‘bullshit’ - so who could they sign?
We take a look at five players, right up the clubs street for rather obvious reasons, who could be perfect additions to The Toon Army this season.
Anzhi Makhachkala are going through turmoil that would make any infighting at St James Park look like a handbag fight outside a pub in Alderley Edge.
With that in mind this giant striker is available, and would be a superb signing.
The former Chelsea player was in great form last term for Lille and has a very affordable release clause in his current contract.
But Newcastle would like to play him out wide from occasion, something Kalou is not said to be keen on.
Mame Biram Diouf
The former Manchester United player has been excellent since leaving England for Germany - and is reportedly open for a return to the Premier League.
However, Hannover reportedly want a big fee for the Senegalese striker - which could prove a stumbling block.
The Malian international has a French passport so there is no problem in regards to his Work Permit.
He was top goalscorer in Ligue 2 last season, netting 23 goals as Guingamp earned promotion to the French top flight.
Could he be persuaded into an English switch?
Or they could not sign a Francophone player. The Heerenveen striker has plenty of suitors this summer, including Celtic.
Marco van Basten recently claimed he could be as good as he was in the late 80’s - and he would not be an expensive acquisition.
Would you like to see any of these players at Newcastle United?
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