It’s been quite a dire season for Newcastle so far this year as the Magpies have slipped towards the bottom of the table and currently sit within touching distance of the bottom three.
Newcastle picked up big wins against Watford and Bournemouth but unfortunately for the Newcastle faithful, they have lost two of their last three.
Over the summer, Rafa Benitez wasn’t exactly given a raft of quality additions that were going to improve the squad. Indeed, Mainz forward Yoshinori Muto was the main signing to join the club, costing just £9 million.
That lack of financial support has shown so far this season as Newcastle have scored the second lowest amount of goals in the league. Benitez will need Mike Ashley to dig into his pockets in January in order to give the Spaniard a fighting chance of pushing the club towards 10th – where they finished last year.
If Ashley doesn’t help out Benitez, he may have to look to the youth academy. There are a few stars who have impressed such as Sean Longstaff and Elias Sorensen but there is however another player who arrived in the summer who could be a potential star, Fode Yannick Toure.
Signed on a free over the summer from Swiss side BSC Young Boys, this deal might go down as one of the better under the radar moves last summer. The powerful forward was prolific during his time for the under-18 side before he got promoted to the under-21s.
He scored a staggering 24 goals in 25 appearances for the side before being promoted to the under-21 side. While not as prolific, he managed to maintain a solid goalscoring run as he put in seven goals in 14 games which attracted the interest of Newcastle.
He’s only scored one goal for the Newcastle under-23 side but at just 18, he’s still adapting to a different style of play. It may be too early for the youngster just yet but Newcastle may have found a gem.
Thoughts Newcastle fans?