The Newcastle fans in the Transfer Tavern have been reading the latest transfer rumour linking them with a striker, and they’re not happy with this one. According to Football Ghana, the Magpies are looking at Swansea striker, Jordan Ayew. The 26-year-old was The Swans’ top goalscorer last season but he’s keen to leave the Liberty after suffering his second Premier League relegation.
#NUFC have expressed an interest in signing Swansea forward Jordan Ayew. Ayew was Swansea's top scorer with 11 goals last season and he's keen to leave South Wales following their relegation from the Premier League. Swansea want £13M. [Football Ghana]
— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) June 18, 2018
The Geordies currently have a problem with strikers. No one at the club managed to hit double figures for them, despite the fact they finished 10th in what was a successful season for them. Dwight Gayle, Joselu and Aleksandar Mitrovic all struggled to consistently find the net and then on-loan Islam Slimani joined from Leicester in January and failed to score a single goal in his loan spell with the club, although he was hampered by injury and suspension.
Now though, with Gayle supposedly leaving the club this summer, the fans will be hoping Benitez can spend what little money he does have on a striker who can at least reach double figures in the Premier League. They’ll be praying though, that Jordan Ayew isn’t that man. The Ghanian forward was relegated from the Premier League for the second time in his career this season, after also going down with Aston Villa back in 2016 and the fans have been vocal as they don’t want the Swansea man on Tyneside.
You can read our frustrated Magpies’ verdict on Ayew here:
He's horrendous,ayew bros like the chuckle bros
— mark vickers (@markvickers10) June 18, 2018
No ta… bargain basement shopping again.
— James (@james1508) June 18, 2018
If Swansea want £13m, NUFC definitely aren’t paying that.
— Sharpie (@MonsieurSharp) 18 June 2018
No thanks, worse than Gayle
— Stephen Charles (@Charlieboi554) June 18, 2018
He'd be a reasonable squad player and would get more goals than Gayle. If Gayle goes to Stoke I wouldn't be against him as a replacement. Still need a first choice striker tho.
— James Keatley (@My_Giant_Durian) June 18, 2018
I'd love to know where the media get there information from the amount of players we have been linked with but nowt ever happens I dont think benitez would go for ayew as he's more of a winger and I'm sure getting townsend or Kenedy would be better options!!
— Paul monaghan (@monpaul1972) June 18, 2018
It’s obvious from the fans reaction that Ayew is not the one the fans want to see on Tyneside as they continue to scour the market for a more suitable striker to don their famous number nine shirt.
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