Newcastle fans have been discussing where the squad needs to improve this summer, and they’re all in agreement that a new number nine should be top priority.
It is truly remarkable what Rafael Benitez has achieved this season with the tools at his disposal.
With all due respect to the Newcastle players, it would not have been misrepresentative of the quality of the squad if the Magpies had finished in or around the bottom three.
Despite their fantastic turnaround since February though, they are still in need of some major additions this summer, and fans are desperate for a new striker.
Dwight Gayle was electric in the Championship but hasn’t been up to the task in the top tier, Islam Slimani has struggled during his loan stay on Tyneside, and there doesn’t seem to be any way back for Aleksandar Mitrovic.
Of course, the Magpies could do with some reinforcements elsewhere, but there’s only one position on fans’ minds at the moment, hoping to add some firepower to complement their well organised defence.
Nicolai Jorgensen is one name that has been linked with the Magpies a lot, and it will surely be a busy summer for Benitez and Mike Ashley.
Some of the best Twitter reactions can be found below…
KENEDY!…and a no. 10 and striker
— Angry Hutch (@Angry_Hutch) April 26, 2018
strikers obviously as we dont have one, keep kenedy if we can and a attacking midfielder
— jimmy kelly (@xskye69x) April 26, 2018
Striker, number 10, left back (cover), winger.. and kenedy dobravka
— Kev Temp. (@kevin_temperley) April 27, 2018
— swalesey27 (@swalesey27) April 27, 2018
Goalscorer and a new owner!
— wayne mann (@waynekmann) April 27, 2018
New ownership striker new ownership striker new ownership striker…
— Toon Man US (@us_toon) April 26, 2018
New ownership, a striker & general depth
— Keiron Wilson♏️ (@iztwin) April 26, 2018
Get rid of Ashley and harry hill and get someone in with ambition and a bit of class.
— wayne (@waynewonder81) April 26, 2018