It was claimed by the Press Association earlier this week that Rafa Benitez had been given the green-light by Mike Ashley, however it has been suggested since that this may only mean three loan signings.
Knowing Ashley’s penny pinching approach (which has only been upped as he looks to sell), this might be the best we’re going to get this month and it seems these three strikers are being considered by Rafa as he looks to bring in some much needed firepower up top.
Here’s what Sky Sports had to say on our interest in the Liverpool and West ham strikers on their live transfer centre earlier today:
— Black&WhiteBarmy (@BlackWhiteBarmy) January 18, 2018
Personally, I see Sturridge as unrealistic. He’s currently on upwards of £100,000 a week at Liverpool and it’s been said that they are looking to sell him permanently – which would categorically price us out of a move.
Ings and Sakho seems far more realistic however. The former has suggested he wants to fight for his place at Anfield and the latter was linked with a £10m move away to Palace recently, but I see both being loaned out in the end as they come to the realisation that they won’t be used at their current clubs over the remainder of the season.
Let us know your thoughts folks. Would you like to see any of these three end up on Tyneside over the coming weeks?