Lots of Newcastle fans are reacting to the latest striker links, as the Magpies have been offered the chance to sign Charlie Austin.
The Shields Gazette claim that Newcastle are set to go on somewhat of a spending spree after the capture of Joelinton, targeting a winger, left-back and striker.
Of course, the departures of Joselu, Salomon Rondon and Ayoze Perez mean the Magpies are short of options up front even after Joelinton’s arrival on Tuesday.
And, according to The Chronicle, they have been offered the chance to sign Austin from Southampton.
The report says the 30 year-old’s situation with the Saints is “clear-cut” after a fallout with boss Ralph Hasenhuttl, but he is “only one name on a lengthy list” of targets that Steve Bruce and Lee Charnley are going through.
Fans have been discussing the move, and it seems a pretty even split.
Some obviously remember that epic 2014/15 campaign, when he scored 18 Premier League goals for a rather poor QPR side, while others are concerned about moving for a player who scored just twice in 25 league showings last term.
Either way, you can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
He knows the league and is experienced and would be a good option to have on the bench
It’s a no brainer
— Adrian (@Adrian____29) July 24, 2019
I’d take him over Andy Carol
— Richard (@bigladrik) July 24, 2019
Scored the same amount as Joselu in the league last season.
To be honest I’d have preferred to keep Joselu than sign Austin.#NUFC
— Bad Photos At Gigs (@BadPhotosAtGigs) July 24, 2019
Pros: Finisher, potential impact off the bench, better than Joselu.
Cons: Fitness (can he play 90 if needed?) age (unlikely to fit Ashley’s sell on bracket) & realistically not much of an upgrade on Gayle who I feel deserves another crack for us. On balance & realism, I’d say no.
— Matthew Warren (@Nom_Dahl_Warren) July 24, 2019
Sign him up please
— Kaji (@kajinewc) July 24, 2019
Watched him all season at Southampton…a poor mans Joselu ….
— martyn jagger (@martynjagger) July 24, 2019
I’d take him, no brainer if the price is minimal. Knows where the goal is, gives us another option from the bench
— TeessideMag (@Teesside_Mag) July 24, 2019
No thanks passed it
— Michael Murray (@pennyfloater75) July 24, 2019