5 Players Newcastle United Should Target for Transfer
By Joel Orme
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.