The Lowdown: Busy week
It has been a busy week at St. James’ Park, as the North East club have recently had a second offer for attacking midfielder James Maddison rejected by Leicester City.
Having been linked with a move for both Jack Harrison and Burnley’s Cornet as well, it is clear that the Tynesiders are now prioritising attacking reinforcements, having already brought in goalkeeper Nick Pope, central defender Sven Botman and left-back Matt Targett.
The Latest: Cornet a priority
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, Jones has shared that Eddie Howe’s team are now ‘prioritising’ move for Cornet, as they think that he could make an ‘instant impact’:
“He’s definitely one Newcastle are prioritising because he’s available and they think he would make an instant impact in that team, and he’d be ready to go from day one. He’s also really good value compared to other players in his position with that sort of quality. So he’s shot up Newcastle’s wanted list recently.”
The Verdict: No-brainer
Given that he now has the experience of playing in the Premier League, Cornet should be able to settle in quickly, and so this deal is a no-brainer for the Magpies.
Should Newcastle sign Cornet?
Hailed as ‘electric’ last season by The Athletic journalist Andy Jones, the winger was a shining light in a relegated Burnley side, scoring a total of nine goals and making one assist in the top flight (Transfermarkt).
Nonetheless, the Clarets have already sold Pope to the Toon Army, and have let James Tarkowski and Dwight McNeil go to another Premier League club in Everton, so this is a deal that should be relatively easy to negotiate.
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