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Hijack: Newcastle should battle it out to land Alcacer on a loan deal

Hijack: Newcastle should battle it out to land Alcacer on a loan deal

According to Sports Mole, reporting via Sport, Watford are in the hunt to sign Paco Alcacer on loan from Barcelona this summer.

Reportedly, the striker isn’t particularly keen on making a switch to Vicarage Road though, which leaves the door open for any other interested clubs to move for the Spaniard.

Alcacer joined Barcelona during the summer of 2016 in a big money move, having previously impressed at Valencia. His prolific form failed to follow him to the Camp Nou though, and the forward has since fallen out of favour with the Blaugrana.

Alcacer is still a striker of quality though, and could have a huge impact for plenty of clubs across Europe.

Newcastle United are in need of a goalscorer ahead of the new Premier League season, and a move to bring in Alcacer on a temporary basis would be a wise one.

The Breakdown

Despite achieving an impressive 10th placed finish in the Premier League last season, it wasn’t all plain sailing at St James’ Park, and the side’s struggles in front of goal were obvious. 

Over the course of the last campaign, the Magpies’ three main strikers, Ayoze Perez, Dwight Gayle and Joselu mustered only 18 Premier League goals between them.

If Rafa Benitez is going to have any chance of getting his team to kick on this season then he needs someone more reliably prolific to lead his line.

Alcacer was truly potent when he was the main man for Valencia. In his last full season at the Mestalla he racked up 13 goals and 7 assists in La Liga.

His presence would transform Newcastle’s frontline, and the opportunity of getting regular football could help the Spanish international rediscover his form and confidence. This could turn out to be a great deal for all involved. 

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