Newcastle United fans are hoping for a blockbuster end to this month’s January transfer window, with their English Premier League survival at stake in the second half of the season.
So far this term the Magpies have scored just 22 goals in the top-flight, less than the likes of relegation rivals Stoke City and Southampton.
If they are to turn things round in the final 14 games, they could do with reinforcements in attack and this week have been linked with a number of attackers such as Andre Schurrle, Islam Slimani and Nicolai Jorgensen.
However, it’s another figure that is getting some Newcastle supporters talking – Celtic’s Moussa Dembele.
The Hoops striker is currently out-of-favour in Glasgow, failing to make it into Brendan Rodgers starting eleven in their last two matches, prompting speculation he could be set for a big money exit.
However, he has an impressive scoring record north of the border and has also scored six UEFA Champions League goals for the club, perhaps suggesting he is ready to make a step up to a higher quality league.
Magpies fans would certainly like to be in the running for his signature, even over other reported targets, believing that the French U21 international is the right man to lead their attack.
They took to Twitter to share their thoughts on bringing him to St James’ Park…
Sounds like Jorgensen will cost in excess of £20m if #nufc are to get him in. I'd really rather we spent that kind of money on Moussa Dembele
— Andrew Neill (@andrewsneill) January 24, 2018
Looks like mystery striker is going to be Slimani. Love to see us try for Dembele (Celtic) #nufc
— Dean Craze (@toonlad9) January 23, 2018
I hope it's Dembele. I know it's nobody. #NUFC
— Hencher7 (@Hencher7) January 23, 2018
— Chris Cheetham (@cheetz88) January 23, 2018
What's the going rate for Dembele at Celtic? Surely we can manage to lure him away from there. #NUFC
— Ian Gate (@img_87) January 23, 2018
Moussa Dembele to #NUFC. I'd love that… although he'd be much more than the reported ££
Gameiro wud be canny too!!
— AbhijeetNUFC (@abhi_nufc) January 23, 2018
— David Paterson (@onet18975) January 22, 2018
#nufc moussa dembele is the striker we should be trying to buy. 20 million gets you him i think… hope.. and pray lol.
— Derek Rivers (@dyka_nufc) January 22, 2018
Scott sinclair or dembele from celtic be canny i reckon but well end uo with fucking junior stanislas #NUFC
— Adam Clarke (@Adamclarko) January 22, 2018
Dont believe it this 20m rumour 1 bit, but if it was true id hope for Dembele from Celtic #nufc
— ⚪⚫SUPERMAGS⚫⚪ (@talking_toon) January 22, 2018