Newcastle United have been touted to sign a new striker before the end of the current summer transfer window, according to transfer insider Dean Jones.
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, Jones had this to say on the matter, including the possibility of Chelsea striker, Armando Broja, being one of the players being snapped up by the Toon after being previously linked with a move to the Tyneside club.
“It’s tough with Broja because Chelsea haven’t got any depth at the moment, they need him, and they can’t let him out.
“So, it’s a bit frustrating for clubs that are interested in him. I mean, Newcastle are definitely going to sign a striker, I’m not in really any doubt about that.”
So far in this current summer transfer window, the Toon have brought in new faces such as Nick Pope and Sven Botman, as well as securing a permanent deal for Matt Targett following his loan spell at St. James’ Park last season.
With the Magpies strengthening their defence and adding a new goalkeeper to their squad, it’s easy to see why Jones thinks the club will look to add a new centre-forward to the mix.
Even though the Toon managed to have 23 shots at goal with ten on target during their recent 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest, their intent on bringing in a new striker suggests just how keen the club are to improve and become a stronger side.
Bearing in mind how current Newcastle striker Callum Wilson has been known to pick up the odd injury every now and again, as well as the fact that Chris Wood has only netted two goals in 17 appearances, this shows why the club may be inclined to bring a new attacker in for that position.
Now that Jones has shared his confidence over seeing the Tyneside club bringing in a new striker before deadline day, this should be a big boost for Eddie Howe and his hopes of having another centre-forward at his disposal.