SIX World Cup stars Newcastle should sign from Group G

Alan Pardew will surely want to improve his team’s performance from last season after receiving quite a bit pressure from the fans. Although Germany are the only nation through to the quarter finals of the World Cup, Newcastle may not be able to afford their stars at the moment.

However, the United States made it through to the round of sixteen before being knocked out as a few players could be interested in a possible move to the English Premier League. The two early knock-outs came with Ghana and Portugal, but as Pardew knows, the two countries have a vast majority of talent than can be lured in to reinforce the Magpies.

Therefore, with that thought in mind, we take a look at SIX World Cup stars Newcastle United can sign from Group G.

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Silvestre Varela

Silvestre Varela

Name: Silvestre Varela
Age: 29 (February 2, 1985)
Club: FC Porto
Position: Right Winger / Left Winger
Nationality: Portugal
Estimated Value: £6.6 million

Silvestre Varela made 48 appearances the previous season for his Porto side, scoring 11 goals and providing seven. Alan Pardew can benefit with his addition into the Newcastle squad with his pace and dribbling ability.

His price can also be seen as quite reasonable and could be interested in making a move to the English Premier League. Able to play on both sides of the pitch, the Magpies will surely find a way to use him efficiently.

Andre Ayew

Andre Ayew

Name: Andre Ayew
Age: 24 (December 17, 1898)
Club: Olympique Marseille
Position: Left Winger
Nationality: Ghana
Estimated Value: £10.5 million

Andre Ayew netted eight goals and made four assist in his 29 appearances for his side the previous season and is being linked with a number of clubs due to his performance at the World Cup. Very effective down the flanks, a move to England isn’t out of the question.

The Magpies were previously aiming to improve their attacking aspects and the Ghanaian star could be just the venom he needs injected into his side. He has also added to his goal tally in Brazil, scoring in two out of his three group matches.

Jordan Ayew

Jordan Ayew

Name: Jordan Ayew
Age: 22 (September 11, 1991)
Club: Olympique Marseille
Position: Striker
Nationality: Ghana
Estimated Value: £2.6 million

Brother to Andre, Jordan Ayew was in good pre-World Cup form, scoring a hat-trick in a friendly against South Korea. He scored seven goals as well as created three in his previous 40 club matches.

Although failing to make a huge mark at the World Cup, his young age means he still has so much potential to become a leading front man should Alan Pardew give him the chance to hone his skills at St James’ Park.

Jozy Altidore

Jozy Altidore

Name: Jozy Altidore
Age: 23 (November 6, 1989)
Club: Sunderland
Position: Striker
Nationality: United States
Estimated Value: £5.2 million

Jozy Altidore’s first season with Sunderland didn’t prove to be his best and with 40 total appearances, he only managed two goals and eight assist.

The big striker had proven that he can score goals as he makes his presence felt inside the opponent’s box. Much like Demba Ba, he can surely give Newcastle a good attacking outlet if the right kind of support is provided from their playmakers.

Eder

Eder

Name: Eder
Age: 26 (December 22, 1987)
Club: SC Braga
Position: Striker
Nationality: Portugal
Estimated Value: £7 million

Eder is a striker that can add some height into the Newcastle frontlines with hopes to add more goals for the club in the upcoming campaign. Without a top forward leading their lines and Papiss Cisse unable to find the net as of late, the Portuguese man can earn a first team spot with ease.

Alan Pardew has already missed out on Bafetimi Gomis as Eder could now another possible attacking target. He scored four and provided two in 16 appearances the previous season and might also be interested in testing his skills in the English Premier League.

Jermaine Jones

Jermaine Jones

Name: Jermaine Jones
Age: 32 (November 3, 1981)
Club: Besiktas (Free agent on June 30, 2014)
Position: Defensive Midfielder
Nationality: United States
Estimated Value: £2.6 million

Jermaine Jones can still help Alan Pardew reinforce his team’s defensive aspect with his ability to win aerial duels as well as his composed tackling. Defending was another weak spot for the Magpies the previous season so some extra additions can surely come in handy.

Since his contract is set to expire at the end of June, he will become a free agent, opening up the opportunity for Newcastle sign him without a transfer fee.

 


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