The start of the new year is one of the most exciting times here at The Transfer Tavern, with the place awash with excited chatter from our punters.
However at most pubs where regulars discuss their plans for the year ahead, and their wild New Years Eve celebrations, there is only one item on the agenda in this watering hole; the January transfer window.
Fans of clubs from across the land can’t help but grow excited by the possibility of new faces at their side, as managers attempt to put the final touches to their squads ahead of the second half of the season.
One club we were delighted to see promoted back to the Premier League in the summer was Newcastle United, with our Geordie regulars a lively bunch in The Tavern.
Rafa Benitez’s side have been steady if not bordering inconsistent since their return to the top-flight, and lie in mid-table at this stage of the campaign, yet only a perilous four points from the drop.
Signings are needed in January, and in a chat with our landlord around the jukebox, fans revealed a craving for a new striker.
The Magpies are scoring at a rate of less than a goal per game, and fans told our landlord that they fear for their club’s top-flight status unless the issue is addressed.
Several names were mentioned, but the popular choice was Feyenoord striker Nicolai Jorgensen.
The big Dane bagged an impressive twenty-one league goals as Feyenoord surged to the Eredivisie title, and has continued his fine form this semester by adding another seven goals to his tally.
The 26-year-old has excelled in Dutch football following a prolific spell in his homeland with FC Copenhagen, and appears ready to take the next step in his career ahead of the World Cup in Russia this summer.
Newcastle need a man to score the goals at St James’ Park, and our landlord can’t help but agree with Magpies fans that Jorgensen is the man for the job.
The club need to make a statement and fully announce their return to top-flight football with a marquee signing, and should the sale of the club go through this month, so do the new owners.
Not many on the continent besides the established elite players have scored at the rate Jorgensen has managed in the past eighteen months, and the six-foot-three forward could be the commanding presence this promising Newcastle side needs to reach the next level.
Newcastle fans, is Jorgensen the type of player you need to achieve a top-half finish this season? Have your say below…