Saturday, 20 July 2013

Newcastle looking to reshape front line

Newcastle United have been linked with many strikers this summer - just like every other year! - and this time round they will be looking to actually complete some deals instead of claiming it is nearly 'over the line' like in previous years. With Papiss Cissé having pulled out of the per-season tour because of the religious reasons with wearing the Wonga Sponsor it has cast doubt over his future with The Toon so Newcastle really need to get moving in the striker department!

Darren Bent has been linked with the Magpies for some time now with Newcastle having declared an interest in the Aston Villa forward. Joe Kinnear - the new and somewhat controversial Director of Football - has many times said this deal will be completed in the next few but it doesn't seem any closer.Will the deal go through? The fee is expected to be £6-8 million if it goes and its reported that Bent will have to take a pay cut in his wages which could be the main obstacle in completing the deal. He would make a player for Newcastle but may need to train a lot to get back up to match fitness after a quiet last 2 seasons. Do you think he would make a good addition to Newcastle? Comment below.

Loic Remy, the player Newcastle were unbelievably close to signing last winter, is also a target yet again for Newcastle with rumours shooting around that a player-plus-cash involving players such as Steven Taylor or Mike Williamson, this was denied (like always) by Newcastle. That would be a good deal because Newcastle needs another striker but they also need another centre back which wouldn't be helped by getting rid of Williamson, most certainly not Steven Taylor who was great last season. Remy would probably be interested in going to Tyneside as it was only money that sent him to London last time. Will he move? Comment below.

Andre-Pierre Gignac is another player on the radar who hasn't had a great few years at Marseille. So much so that Marseille fans are hoping he goes and are already saying their goodbyes. He may not be the best candidate for Newcastle but even he must be better than nothing.

Bafetimbi Gomis is the final target for Newcastle, the French powerhouse is also attracting interest from Cardiff City and Swansea (though a bid from Swansea is doubtful since they bought Wilfried Bony for £13 million last week). However, it is thought that Gomis would prefer a move to Tyneside than Wales, one of the reasons being that he would be more comfortable and fit in better with the French contingent at Newcastle. Would he be a good player? Will this deal go through?

One if the most worrying factors for Newcastle with these transfer targets is that the majority are French and if they are not careful then the non-French players may feel isolated which will not be good for team spirit.

Who so you think they'll sign if anyone? Comment below.

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