Newcastle United have scored the second least amount of goals in the Premier League so far this season, finding the net just six times in ten games, and now they have set their sights on another defensive midfielder.
Should Newcastle sign Ibrahima Sissoko?
According to Sky Sports, the Magpies are targeting the 22-year-old in a £10.5 million January move, in a bid to potentially sure up the midfield for an upcoming relegation battle.
Sissoko, who has accumulated an 84.5% pass success rate so far this season, as per WhoScored, is seemingly seen as the man who could add a brand new passing dimension and fluidity to Steve Bruce’s side.
The France U21 international has been touted as a future star, but some critics have hinted that Newcastle’s problems lie elsewhere – particularly up front, where they have failed to impress this season. Indeed, no Toon player has bagged over one goal this season and the likes of Miguel Almiron and Allan Saint-Maximin are yet to even assist.
If the Frenchman does decide to swap the Grand Est region for Tyneside, he will have to compete for a spot in midfield with the likes of Isaac Hayden, Jonjo Shelvey, Sean Longstaff and brother Matthew, so it’s clear this is an area the Magpies are already fairly strong in.
With that in mind, this move seems somewhat bizarre, given the obvious problems in an attacking sense. Surely, Steve Bruce would be better served trying to strengthen there as soon as possible.
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