Magpie fans know themselves that it is too early to say they’re secure in the Premier League but within the Tavern, fans are starting to think Newcastle are virtually safe but still require points on the board from now until the end of the season.
Newcastle have had the definition of a roller-coaster season, one minute they’re beating Manchester United, the next they can’t beat the lower teams within the league. No matter what though, Rafa Benitez has proven that he is a top manager capable of bringing stability to a club with little finances to work with.
If Mike Ashley wishes to support Benitez to better his side ahead of next season, a player Newcastle should seriously look at is Jay Rodriguez, valued at £9.00 million on Transfermarkt.
Alan Pardew’s side, as he admitted himself, are in the “last chance saloon” as to whether they can stay in the Premier League. With that in mind, Jay Rodriguez is a player that could be available at a cheaper rate should West Brom drop down to the Championship. The forward has been one of few shining stars within the Baggies’ side, having scored 9 goals in all competitions this season across 30 games.
Newcastle have had goal scoring problems of their own so bringing in an England forward who has proven to be efficient in front of goal would be a wise acquisition. Our fans around the bar know that Mike Ashley will not be willing to splash the cash this summer so Jay Rodriguez offers the perfect solution, good player at a cheap price.