Tony Cascarino suggested on the Sky Sports Now show on Sky Sports News HQ on Monday morning (January 4) that Newcastle United should make a move for Chelsea striker Loic Remy in the January transfer window.
“Steve McClaren has to find a goalscoeer, they have to find goals because Cisse has been injured way too much,” said the former Chelsea striker.
“That’s his probably the first port of call in this window: to go to Mike Ashley and say, ‘let’s go after someone’.
“Even if it’s a Loic Remy, who is at Chelsea and has played for Chelsea, you have got to get goals, you have got to find people who you believe is going to get you goals. I think that will give them enough to stay up, Newcastle.”
Newcastle are struggling in the Premier League at the moment and are in real danger of getting relegated to the Championship at the end of the season.
The Magpies are currently third in the league table with just 17 points from 20 matches, two points behind 17th-placed Swansea City.
Steve McClaren’s side have scored 19 goals and have conceded as many 35 in the Premier League so far this campaign.
According to a recent report in The Chronicle, Newcastle have been offered the chance to sign Remy in the January transfer window.
Remy joined Chelsea from Queens Park Rangers in the summer of 2014, but he has failed to establish himself as a first-choice striker for the Blues.
The France international striker scored seven goals and created five chances in 19 Premier League appearances last season.
So far this campaign, the former Newcastle loanee has scored just one goal and created only two chances in eight league games for Chelsea.