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5 Players Newcastle United Should Target for Transfer

5 Players Newcastle United Should Sign

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Newcastle United has been one of the most prominent clubs in the transfer market this season, but who could manager Alan Pardew bring in to better his squad?

The team has showed over the first two league matches—where they lost 2-0 to Manchester City and drew 0-0 with Aston Villa—that a goalscorer is needed.

They have a lot of creativity with new signing Remy Cabella and Yoan Gouffran providing good chances and balls into the box, but they have nobody to convert these chances into goals.

They have already brought in three strikers in Siem de Jong, Emmanuel Riviere and Ayoze Perez, but these players have proven themselves as less than capable so far. They may be getting used to the Premier League, but they may not be able to cope with the strength of the league.

As you can see from my list, I have selected just two players from outside of England, and my No. 1 pick has great experience in the Premier League for one of the best clubs in the country.

I have only chosen players with goal-scoring acumen, but Newcastle may need more strength on defence. However, I am always under the impression that goal-scoring should be more important than defending. If you score three, I want to score four.

Does Newcastle even have the budget for more spending? This year the team has spent $51 million and brought in about $50 million. This means there has to be money invested from the club that isn’t from transfers. If this is the case, then Pardew certainly has money to spend.

Do you agree with my selections? Let me know on Twitter or by commenting below this article. I would be interested to see who you think Newcastle United may need.

Joel Orme is a Soccer writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @JoelOrmeSports, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

5 Players Newcastle United Should Sign

5 Players Newcastle United Should Sign
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Newcastle United have already been pretty prominent in the transfer window this year, but here are five more players that Alan Pardew should sign for the club.

5. Jordan Rhodes - Blackburn

5 Players Newcastle United Should Sign
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5. Jordan Rhodes - Blackburn

5 Players Newcastle United Should Sign
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Rhodes, who plays as a striker for Blackburn Rovers, has got a lot of interest from Premier League clubs recently, but Newcastle should take the step further and put in a bid. He may cost around million, but he scores well over 20 goals a season and should do well in the Premier League. Two hundred and twenty-one league appearances, 136 league goals.

4. Wilfried Zaha - Manchester United

5 Players Newcastle United Should Sign
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4. Wilfried Zaha - Manchester United

5 Players Newcastle United Should Sign
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Wilfried Zaha spent all of last season on loan at Cardiff City after not impressing David Moyes, but he is now back at Manchester United and looking to leave. Newcastle could be the perfect place for him to go. He could play as a winger, and roam into a striker role when necessary. The player should be quite cheap as Louis van Gaal tries to rid any deadwood from his squad. One hundred and eight league appearances, 13 league goals.

3. Clement Grenier - Olympique Lyonnais

5 Players Newcastle United Should Sign
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3. Clement Grenier - Olympique Lyonnais

5 Players Newcastle United Should Sign
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Newcastle has been after Grenier ever since Yohan Cabaye left the club in January. However, nothing has happened but something definitely should. The Frenchman has bossed the midfield at Lyon and could take up a similar role at Newcastle. With Tiote growing older and staler, Grenier could come in to take over from the Ivorian, and boy would he be good at it. Sixty league appearances, 11 league goals.

2. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - Borussia Dortmund

5 Players Newcastle United Should Sign
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2. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - Borussia Dortmund

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Aubameyang has been dominant ever since joining Borussia Dortmund from Saint Etienne and it would certainly be seen as a coup if Pardew could get the player to join Newcastle. There was some interest at the beginning of this window but the asking price may be a little out of range seeing as he only joined Dortmund last year. But, what a signing he would be! One hundred and eighteen league appearances, 52 league goals.

1. Danny Welbeck - Manchester United

5 Players Newcastle United Should Sign
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1. Danny Welbeck - Manchester United

5 Players Newcastle United Should Sign
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Finally, we come to another Manchester United player. Danny Welbeck has been told by his boss van Gaal that he can leave at any time. Newcastle would seem to be the perfect destination. He would be loved and adored by fans and he could play as a striker with good balls coming into him from out wide and from midfield. The asking price may be high, but he would be worth every penny. Eighty-two league appearances, 28 league goals.