Newcastle fans within the Transfer Tavern have found excitement hard to come by this season given how challenging the campaign has been but now they’re safe for another season, fans can sit back and enjoy the remaining games.
Newcastle have been one of many teams locked in a relegation battle all season long but thanks to their inspired recent form, Rafa Benitez has seen his side rise a lot closer to 8th rather than 18th. No matter how good they’ve been recently, that shouldn’t mask their desperate need for a top striker to bang in the goals all season long.
Dwight Gayle, Ayoze Perez and Joselu have all been decent but none have stamped down their authority. The Magpies are crying out for a big, powerful number nine and our punters think they’ve discovered just the man – Moussa Marega.
The Porto forward only arrived at the Portuguese champions this summer but my oh my, what an impact he’s had. Some may say the Liga NOS isn’t up to the standard of the Premier League but scoring 21 goals in 36 games thus far is a tremendous effort in any type of league.
Since turning 27, Marega has hit peak form and considering his valuation is at a tempting £10.80 million (via Transfermarkt), it’s not like Mike Ashley will have to break the bank to get a top striker either. Newcastle are well aware that they cannot afford to stand still in the transfer market, given the huge amounts of money teams are spending around them. With this in mind, eyeing a top striker in the summer should be the main priority if they want to push on again and Moussa Marega seems like the perfect target they should be after.
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