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SIX strikers to solve Newcastle’s lack of firepower

Date: 4th August 2014 at 7:32pm
Written by Christy Malyan

Newcastle have  been surprisingly busy in the transfer market this summer with six first-team signings, coming to an accumulative cost of £30million. That summer 2014 cohort could soon be added to, with news that the Magpies are attempting a double-swoop of Nottingham Forest hotshots Karl Darlow and Jamaal Lascelles. But if there's one notable gap in the Tyneside squad still remaining, it's undoubtedly the absence of a dependable front-man. Papiss Cisse found just two Premier League goals last season, Shola Ameobi is now a free agent and Loic Remy's future remains to be seen. With that in mind, here's a list of SIX strikers - all reasonably priced and potentially available to Newcastle this summer - that would remedy the Magpies' limited firepower. CONNOR WICKHAM The latest striker-based Newcastle rumour to emerge in the tabloids is an audacious swoop for Sunderland starlet Connor Wickham, which would make him the second player to cross the Tyne-Wear divide this summer following the free signing of Jack Colback. Connor Wickham is set to become the second #safc player in two months to make the switch to deadly local rivals #nufc http://t.co/GrfpHzUml3 — MailOnline Sport (@MailSport) August 3, 2014 The 21 year-old's Stadium of Light career hasn't always been plain sailing following his £8million move from Ipswich in 2011, but he scored a vital five goals at the end of last season to keep the Black Cats in the Premier League, netting against Manchester City and Chelsea and providing an assist against Manchester United. This near-post finish particularly caught the eye: Returns of 17 in 37 for England across the junior levels and 9 in ... Read More

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