The Newcastle United fans here in the Transfer Tavern are wondering how best their side can introduce more attacking flair next season. Indeed, if they manage to stay up, the punters propping up our believe Rafa Benitez needs to improve on that front in order to help bring some of the good times back to St. James’ Park.
Still, as hopeful as our resident Geordies are about welcoming new players to the club next summer, nobody quite knows what’s going to happen behind the scenes in terms of a takeover, so our drinkers clad in black and white are starting to identify cheap targets to discuss.
With that in mind, the Magpies could do a lot worse than moving for Kilmarnock winger, Jordan Jones. Indeed, though the 23-year-old isn’t a big name, he’s proven a revelation under the stewardship of Steve Clarke at Rugby Park and was strongly touted with a move to Rangers in January.
A thrillingly incisive winger, the Middlesbrough-winger would add a sense of ingenuity to the Toon’s attack, despite the obvious step up in quality. Clearly, the Scottish Premiership is a few levels below its English counterpart, though Jones is certainly young enough to improve and a player who boasts the necessary natural tools to succeed.
Newcastle are always likely to set-up in a 4-2-3-1 formation so often deployed by Rafa Benitez, so their central striker needs as much support as possible. Jones would by no means walk into their current side, though would help provide another option, particularly if Newcastle cannot land a permanent deal for Chelsea loanee Kenedy this summer.
Valued at just £450k by Transfermarkt, Jones would be a very smart signing.