Reports are suggesting that Newcastle United could be set to target adding another striker to their ranks.
According to The Chronicle, the Magpies are interested in signing Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez in January as they look to bolster their forward options.
The Venezuelan has been in outstanding form since moving to the MLS in 2017, scoring a staggering 76 goals in just 81 appearances.
He has recently broken a league record for scoring in consecutive matches (15) and is now aiming to match Lionel Messi’s world record of scoring in 21 consecutive club matches (via MLS Soccer.)
As it stands he has scored the same amount of goals this season as LA Galaxy star Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the MLS with 26 and is just two behind Carlos Vela in the race for the Golden Boot.
The Magpies may have an established scouting network in the United States after their pursuit of Miguel Almiron last year and lost a number of goals in the shape of Ayoze Perez and Salomon Rondon over the course of the summer. So far, attacking signings Joelinton, Andy Carroll and Allan Saint-Maximin have just one goal between them.
One thing is for sure, it would almost certainly be a popular signing with the club’s fanbase if the tweets below are anything to go off. Indeed, many of them have already taken to Twitter to express their hopes that Martinez will be donning the famous black and white shirt sooner rather than later.
At last! I’ve been on the case for ages. He would defo add something to the attack and link up well with Miggy.
— Jeffrey Kotei (@JKOversion1) September 19, 2019
If this happens 😍
— ConnorPurvis⚫️⚪️ (@ConnorPurvisx) September 19, 2019
Bring him in
— c fred my (@Djmyaz) September 19, 2019
Why is Almiron classed as a striker….. attacking midfield is his position 🤷🏻♂️…. anyway these two link up very well, might be whats needed, Joelinton needs help!
— David Ryder (@arydercockhorse) September 19, 2019
Wouldnt mind him. Might get Almiron firing.
— Harland Sanders (@mitch_p9) September 19, 2019
about time this lad is ace
— Alan watt (@geordiealmiron) September 19, 2019
— R_RAMSHAW93 (@ramaramshaw) September 19, 2019
Please get it done!!
— Scott Anderson (@AisforAnderson) September 19, 2019
Get him signed
— Michael Marr (@mickey_marr) September 19, 2019
Now that’s a good choice! Get him over the line.
— Carl (@Venustas007Carl) September 19, 2019
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