Premier League

Firepower: The 1 player that could take Newcastle’s attack to the next level

It’s been a decent season from Newcastle, with the fans in the Transfer Tavern generally satisfied with what they’ve seen.

There have a been a few bright sparks, like Rafael Benitez’s management and the fine form of Kenedy, but there have also been a few negatives to come out of St James’ Park this season.

Perhaps most evidently, Newcastle have a few problems going forward. They’ve scored 36 goals this season, which is at the lower end of the other¬†teams around them, and that has cost them on more than one occasion this season.

As a result, bringing in a new forward should, naturally, be a priority for Rafael Benitez. He needs to get his team firing more regularly, especially if they are to get back to their prolific Alan Shearer-led years.

Having retained their Premier League status, they may be able to bring a better calibre of player to the club this summer, but looking closer to home could make more sense. Our landlord has suggested that West Brom’s Salomon Rondon could be a decent choice.

Rondon, of course, has been relegated this season with West Brom, and a player of his quality will no doubt be keen to make the jump back into the Premier League quickly. As such, a move to St James’ Park may appeal to him.

For his part, Rondon has proven over the last few years that he is a more than capable goalscorer. He’s scored 8 goals so far this season, which whilst not a particularly impressive return, that does suggest that he knows where the goal is. What’s more, it must be noted that he scored that many in a team that has scored just 31 goals in total – meaning that he scored around 1/4 of their goals. Naturally, at a team like Newcastle, he would be able to score more.

Also, at a very tall 186cm, his aerial presence is a huge part of his game. Not only does this allow him to score headed goals, but it also makes him a real threat from set pieces.

Newcastle need to bring in a goalscorer, and Rondon would certainly fit the bill.

Newcastle fans – thoughts?

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