Newcastle United supporters were left slighty frustrated in the Transfer Tavern on Sunday after seeing their side twice lose the lead to draw 2-2 with Southampton at St Mary’s, thus failing to record a fourth Premier League victory of the season.
Rafa Benitez’s men went into that encounter on the South Coast having won three of their opening seven league matches, and twice held the lead thanks to goals first from Isaac Hayden and then from Ayoze Perez just after half time. However, Saints striker Manolo Gabbiadini bagged a brace to secure a point for Mauricio Pellegrino’s side, ending a run of three straight home defeats in all competitions, and at the same time preventing the visitors from what would have been their second away victory of the season.
Nonetheless, it has still been an impressive start to the campaign from Benitez’s side, but reinforcements may be needed in January to keep that up going into the second half of the season, especially given they have only managed nine goals in their eight Premier League games.
And one man that could certainly help them out in the goal-scoring department is striker Cenk Tosun, who bagged 20 times in just 33 league games last season for Besiktas to help them seal a second successive Super Lig title.
And with six goals in 11 matches in all competitions this time round as well, the 26-year-old continues to go from strength to strength, and as such has reportedly alerted the likes of Newcastle and indeed Crystal Palace ahead of the January window.
But were the Magpies able to steal a march and get a deal done for the £9.45 million-rated ace (as per Transfermarkt), here is what their lethal front line could look like come the end of the winter window…