It’s starting to get tense in the Transfer Tavern so far for the Newcastle faithful.
There hasn’t been much transfer business so far at St James’ Park. Although the club finished tenth in the Premier League last season, not signing any quality signings this summer could cost them dearly.
Rafa Benitez needs help going forward, after the Magpies failed to score many goals last season. With Mitrovic likely to leave for Fulham, and Dwight Gayle simply not fit for the Premier League, Mike Ashley needs to bring a striker to the club.
Over the last week, Newcastle had been linked with a move for Nice forward Alassane Plea but according to French publication Nice Matin, the Frenchman has chosen to join German side, Borussia Monchengladbach next season.
The Ligue 1 forward had attracted interest from several other Premier League clubs including West Ham and Fulham. Valued at £16.2 million by Transfermarkt, Plea scored 16 goals and six assists in Ligue 1 for Nice last season, and would’ve been a great signing for Newcastle.
Newcastle had a bid rejected for the forward last week, who now wants a move to Germany. It seems Newcastle have missed the boat on the forward. This comes as another blow for the club, who desperately need a forward to lead the line next season.
It would’ve taken a club record fee to bring to the north-east but he certainly would’ve been worth it. Newcastle need a forward, and they need to get working on bringing one in pretty quick.
Gutted Newcastle fans?