Three reasons Newcastle must forget Jorgensen and wait to sign Batshuayi instead
According to reports in the Chronicle Live, Newcastle United are locked in talks to sign £20m-rated Feyenoord striker Nicolai Jorgensen before the January transfer window slams shut.
The Chronicle Live says that Magpies manager Rafa Benitez wants the 27-year-old to boost his side’s goal-shy attack, with his team only scoring 22 goals in their 24 Premier League matches so far this season.
Despite the £20m price – which would mean he would be a club-record buy for the Tyneside outfit – the report adds that owner Mike Ashley isn’t willing to walk away from a deal, with managing director Lee Charnley the man tasked with getting the transfer over the line before Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the Evening Standard reported on Wednesday that Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has confirmed that the out of favour Michy Batshuayi, who is rated at €25m (£21.8m) according to Transfermarkt, would be allowed to leave on loan this month if they bring a new striker to the club, with AS Roma’s Edin Dzeko heavily linked with a return to England.
While Benitez can’t bring Batshuayi to St James’ Park on loan after signing Kenedy in a similar agreement from the Blues already this month, he could be making a shrewd move by completing a permanent deal for the 24-year-old.
Here are three reasons Newcastle must forget Jorgensen and wait to sign the Belgium international instead…