Newcastle United supporters in the Transfer Tavern are eagerly anticipating the remainder of the summer transfer window, as their side eye up the additions that could take them to the next level in the Premier League next season.
Rafa Benitez’s men performed wonderfully to secure a tenth place finish upon their return to the top-flight this term, this all after winning the Championship title little over 12 months before. But for the Magpies to push on and perhaps challenge for European football next time round, it’s clear that reinforcements are needed in some areas of the squad, given their obvious limitations this term.
And one man who reportedly could be on his way to St James’ Park this summer is Swansea City midfielder Roque Mesa, who spent this season on loan at La Liga outfit Sevilla.
And while the 29-year-old may well be a useful addition to Benitez’s squad, they should forget about him and instead target a move for his £7.2 million-rated Swansea teammate Jordan Ayew (as per Transfermarkt).
Ultimately, Spanish midfielder Mesa has done little in his 12-month stint at the Liberty Stadium to convince of his abilities in English football, with the 29-year-old earning just 16 appearances for the Swans before being shipped out on loan to Sevilla back in January.
That itself was indicative of how low Mesa was in the pecking order at the South Wales outfit, which must be of concern to Benitez and Newcastle, especially given that the Swans were eventually relegated from the Premier League.
And with the Magpies arguably not in need of central midfield reinforcements either, a move for Mesa simply doesn’t make sense, whereas they should target his Swans teammate Ayew in a bid to bring a greater attacking threat to their play.
The Ghana international made the move to the Liberty Stadium back in January 2017 and has since gone on to score 12 goals and lay on six assists in 58 appearances for the club, 11 goals and three assists coming this time round.
Thus, it’s pretty clear that, if it weren’t for the 26-year-old’s contributions this term, the Swans would have been relegated a lot sooner, while it’s also evident that Ayew possesses genuine quality at top-flight level – ultimately, he’s unlikely to want to stay in the Championship.
And with Newcastle somewhat struggling in the attacking third of the pitch last term, only Ayoze Perez reached double figures, the Ghanaian star would add a great deal more to Benitez’s front line as they seek to build upon their tenth place finish this time round.
As such, the North East heavyweights simply must forget about Mesa, and instead do all they can to lure his Swansea teammate Ayew to St James’ Park this summer.
Newcastle fans… what do you think? Let us know!