Exclusive claims NUFC have identified fellow Premier League striker as an alternative to Daniel Sturridge

According to an exclusive by Teamtalk today,  Newcastle have made enquiries over a potential loan deal for Leicester’s Kelechi Iheanacho as an alternative to Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge and Feyenoord’s Nicolai Jorgensen.

The Mirror credited us with an interest in him over the weekend, however this latest story states that the Nigerian forward has now asked Claude Puel to let him leave on loan before the window closes – with Teamtalk also stating we are now a ‘genuine contenders’ for his signature and ready to offer him first-team football.

Iheanacho joined the Foxes for £25m over the summer, and was an alleged NUFC target at the time, however has made just TWO starts in the Premier League all season – despite scoring 5 goals in all competitions this season when he’s been given a chance.

The ex-Man City man scored two in an impressive FA Cup performance at Peterborough on Saturday, but Teamtalk state that Leicester could now sanction a loan move in order to give him some game time.

If true, he isn’t the only Leicester City striker on our radar, with Islam Slimani being another whose been linked this month – however that ones going quiet.

He’s still young, but Iheanacho would be a real coup if we could pull it off – although I fear there’d be intense competition if he was actually made available for loan (and you know how it tends to work out when that happens!).

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

One thought on “Exclusive claims NUFC have identified fellow Premier League striker as an alternative to Daniel Sturridge

  1. Doesn’t it say a lot when Sturridge prefers the silky training skills of Pardew so we cannot even attract a player on loan the Jorgensen deal has dragged on so long it has grown whiskers the number of players we are linked with, in every transfer window never diminishes the deal for Kenedy although completed dragged on and on I wish Charnley would take his dynamic negotiating skills to Brexit. It is the same every transfer window for the last 10 seasons. The manager is told to identify players first there is no money made available and the manager must turn in a profit on the players bought and sold. When we get around to negotiating for the down and outs Charnley proves he could not negotiate his way out of a paper bag. With two incompetent leaders, what can we expect Ash no cash for the toon and Charnley no skills for anything to be fair he is an accountant and they are not people who dare take a risk. The way Charnley keeps his job is to perform as a yes man for old fatso. I am sorry but it is championship fodder again next season. Rafa will not stay around again, the players who can say they are PL players will be off to new clubs who have a bit of ambition and pride and we the fans have to put up with a guy who regrets buying our club (at least that is one point we agree with him on) has no ambition has lost any interest he had which was not a lot he is not interested in winning cups or getting above 17th place in the EPL. Let’s all walk out halfway through the first half of the match on Saturday or turn toward the directors box and bare our backsides.


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