Speaking on the latest episode of Touchline Talk, football journalist Pete O’Rourke has been speaking on his knowledge of Newcastle United’s plans for January.
The transfer insider has revealed he expects the Tyneside club to look towards bringing in two strikers in January following the recent setback for Callum Wilson.
Newcastle’s talisman was forced off the pitch through injury in their impressive 1-1 draw against Manchester United earlier in the week.
And it seems the injury may have forced Eddie Howe’s arm in the January transfer window to add further options to their attacking line with Wilson leading the Toon’s scoring tally.
With a month of spending potentially ahead of the new owners at St. James’ Park, O’Rourke had the following to say on what he has heard from around the club:
“Maybe their focus has switched to more attacking reinforcements of late following that injury to Callum Wilson against Manchester United in midweek. It seems like he could be out for quite a period of time, which is a massive blow to Newcastle. So from what I’m hearing, maybe two strikers are on Eddie Howe’s agenda right now at Newcastle.”
TIF Thoughts on replacing Callum Wilson…
Wilson leads the way for Newcastle in front of goal, however, not too far behind him is Allan Saint-Maximin and he too has had his injury issues in the past and even came off through injury on Monday.
The next top goalscorer behind Wilson and Saint-Maximin is a list of eight players who all have just the single goal to their name.
So we think the Toon should absolutely be looking to add to their options up top in January as, without the goals of their main two men, it could see their hopes of survival take a major blow.
However, we will be interested to see who they end up signing as Howe will need the individual(s) to arrive on Tyneside and hit the ground running with a clear lack of goals in the team as a result of their injury issues.