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Newcastle fans can’t see their side managing to sign Maximilian Phillip

Newcastle fans can’t see their side managing to sign Maximilian Phillip

Newcastle United are entering into the second half of the season and they could use all the help they can get. One man that would really help them would be Borussia Dortmund’s out-of-favour striker, Maximilian Phillip. The German has been linked with a loan move by The Chronicle, although the Magpies have little faith in it coming off.

We’re at the point with Newcastle where it seems it doesn’t matter who they’re linked with, every transfer rumour is a write-off. That has only come about because of the way that the club has been neglected financially by Mike Ashley. That is probably why this one is being touted as a loan-move, even though it could be a permanent one for just £19 million, although the Geordies would never pay that.

At the moment the Geordies have got just Joselu and Salomon Rondon as their two strikers, so to say they’re a bit short at the top end of the pitch is an understatement. Rondon has proven to be worth his salt for the club, but Joselu is not exactly the most prolific frontman in the Premier League, so if Phillip was brought on-board, he would be a welcome addition as he looks to return to his best after his recent injury woes.

You can read the Magpies’ thoughts on the Phillip rumour here:

The Geordies have no faith in signing anyone, and would be happy with a 17th placed finish this season as they continue to suffer through the January transfer window.

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