Newcastle fans aren’t massive fans of Joselu and it’s easy enough to see why. The Spaniard boasts a minute to goal ratio of around a striker every 380 minutes, and his return of seven goals in 50 appearances for the Magpies hasn’t made him a favourite. However, latest reports from The Chronicle claim he could be on his way out this month.
Newcastle United have two clubs interested in signing Joselu in the remainder of the January transfer window – and could offer the striker an escape from his Toon nightmare. (Whos nightmare?) https://t.co/WXpGZMVhBa #NUFC
— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) January 29, 2019
The Geordies are in a position of real danger at the moment. With Mike Ashley forking out more money on another high-street chain in Valerie Patisserie it means the club will be receiving even less financial backing than they already were if that’s even possible. Meaning that the Magpies will need to sell if they want to buy, and Joselu is the first man that the Magpies want out of the door.
Having a striker who can genuinely add goals and look like a threat is something that the Magpies lack when Salomon Rondon isn’t playing, and if they want to avoid mirroring West Brom’s efforts last season of relying too heavily on the Venezuelan and going down then they’ll need to bring in a striker. With interest from both Europe and China for Joselu, they could well be in a position to bring in a new striker with the funds, and place in the squad, that will be made available in his absence.
You can read the Geordies’ thoughts on the Joselu interest here:
How much do we have to pay to get rid of him?
— David Martin (@DavidMartin98) January 29, 2019
Even the Chinese aren’t that daft .
— SWAMPYNUFC (@swampthing_71) 29 January 2019
Where do I need to drive him too??
— Graeme Napier (@NapierGraeme) January 29, 2019
Didn’t realise @dunstonutsfc were desperate for a back up striker
— Anonymous (@anonymousChap9) 29 January 2019
I’ll piggy back him out of it, he’s useless but we’re apparently interested in an injury prone Charlie Austin who can score goals though
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