BBC pundit has transfer advice for Newcastle United

BT Sport pundit Ian Wright looks on prior to the Emirates FA Cup Semi-Final match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium on April 23, 2017 in London, England.

Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez needs to add some real quality to his squad this month.

Commentator Ian Wright smiles prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Queens Park Rangers at Selhurst Park on March 14, 2015 in London, England.

Ian Wright was a guest on BBC's Match of the Day programme on Saturday January 13th, and delivered his verdict on the Magpies, suggesting that they desperately need to sign a striker this month.

Newcastle currently sit precariously in 14th position in the Premier League table, just three points clear of the drop zone, and their lack of goals is now becoming a genuine concern.

Their tally of 21 league goals scored is the fifth worst in the division, and the addition of an established forward this month surly features highly on Rafa Benitez's wish-list.

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Burnley at Old Trafford on December 26, 2017 in Manchester, England.

Whether the Spaniard will receive the required financial backing during the transfer window remains to be seen, however, what with Mike Ashley actively looking to sell the club.

Wright highlighted the Toon's need for another striker, when speaking on BBC's Match of the Day programme last night, suggesting that they are desperate for more goals:

(L to R) BT Sport pundits Ian Wright and Rio Ferdinand are seen prior to the Emirates FA Cup Semi-Final match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium on April 23, 2017 in...

"Newcastle are desperate for a striker. Without doubt Newcastle need to sign a striker, they are desperate for a striker, they do need to score some goals.”

Newcastle have been linked with moves for plenty of strikers already, but with the club facing such an uncertain future with regards to their ownership, it will be difficult for Rafa to attract top level players to St James' Park this month.

And if the Magpies fail to add an established forward to their ranks this month, they could be in real trouble.

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