Newcastle United fans here in the Tavern live out the last days of the January transfer window anxiously, as they continue to hope the Magpies can push through a deal for a striker.
Rafa Benitez’s side headed into the January transfer window with recruitment targets to bolster their squad, and thus far they’ve only managed to secure one of these after welcoming Chelsea youngster Kenedy to Tyneside. Therefore, the Toon Army will be hoping that Benitez follows on from this with the signing of a hotly anticipated striker, an addition that could prove to be their season-defining piece of business. And, Newcastle appear to be making huge strides in doing this, as according to reports in the Chronicle Live, Newcastle United’s striker target Nicolai Jorgensen is understood to be ‘interested’ in a move to Tynesdie.
The Danish international has been made aware of the Magpies’ interest after Newcastle United had a £14 million bid rejected for the striker last week. Although, with Feyenoord having the asking price of £20 million for the forward, United are going to have to surpass their previous transfer record of £16 million if they want to bring the Dane to St James’ Park.
In a deal that could potentially see him follow in the footsteps of Alan Shearer in leading the line for the Magpies, this is something that appeals to the 27-year-old. As he looks to take on the role of the saviour on Tyneside, with the forward’s stats from this season adding to the buzz and excitement that can be heard from stool-to-stool here in the Tavern.
There’s no doubt Jorgensen will be a terrific signing if they can manage to pull it off, and the interest from the striker goes a long way to bringing the addition of the 27-year-old one step closer.
In a season that’s been filled with disappointment on the goalscoring front, adding Jorgensen to the squad will guarantee the Magpies goals after displaying some quite prolific touches of class in the Eredivisie.
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