Report: Newcastle United target two more strikers

Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez

The Magpies forwards have struggled at the beginning of the season.

Newcastle United manager Rafael BenitezNewcastle United manager Rafael Benitez

According to the Chronicle, Newcastle United are targeting a further two strikers before the end of the transfer window.

The Magpies have been extremely busy this summer as eight new faces have arrived at the club so far.

They have only added one striker to their squad though, with Dwight Gayle joining from Crystal Palace.

Newcastle United's Dwight Gayle scores their first goalNewcastle United's Dwight Gayle scores their first goal

He scored his first goal of the season against Huddersfield Town on Saturday; although his side went on to lose the game.

That was their second straight defeat after losing to Fulham on the opening day of the season and their strikers struggled to make an impact in both games.

Newcastle United's Dwight Gayle celebrates scoring their first goal with Jamaal LascellesNewcastle United's Dwight Gayle celebrates scoring their first goal with Jamaal Lascelles

It had been widely reported that Rafa Benitez wanted just one more striker to try and fix that issue, but the Chronicle now claims that they are actually targeting two more additions in the position.

According to the newspaper, they want a target man to compliment Dwight Gayle as well as a player with experience who help offer the side more threat going forward.

It is thought that they are not close on signing either player though, as the club are still drawing up their list of targets.

Newcastle United manager Rafa BenitezNewcastle United manager Rafa Benitez

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