Newcastle boss reveals transfer plan in bid to beat the drop

Newcastle United manager Steve McClaren has outlined his intentions to bring a striker to the club this transfer window, report the Daily Express.

The lack of a goalscorer has dogged the Magpies all season, having notched just 6 goals away from home this term.

While £13.5m summer arrival Aleksandar Mitrovic has played well at times, the fiery Serbian has struggled to perform in front of goal.

The 2-1 loss to Watford yesterday leaves the North East giants in the bottom three despite having spent close to £20m already this window.

Jonjo Shelvey was drafted in for around £12m from Swansea City, while Bordeaux star Henri Saivet joined for £4.5m

A big money move for West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino has been touted as a possibility and the former England boss has stated his intentions with a window drawing to a close.

‘We’ve struggled to score away from home. But certainly – the window is open, there is 10 days to go’, said the ex-Middlesbrough coach.

‘Again we’ll be talking and talking, as every club will be in the window, to say: ‘’What can we do to improve?’’