Journalist reveals TWO attackers on NUFC’s wish list ahead of the January transfer window

According to the Shields Gazette’s Liam Kennedy, RB Leipzig’s Yussuf Poulsen and Sevilla’s Rony Lopes are on Newcastle’s radar ahead of the January transfer window.

The piece states that the signing of another attacker is the club’s priority this winter, claiming there are concerns growing following our lack of goals and injury issues in attack.

As a result, it seems both Danish striker Yussuf Poulsen – who scored 19 goals in Germany last season – and Rony Lopes are being looked at, with the latter a player we’ve been ‘monitoring’ for ‘some time’ according to the Gazette.

If everyone is fit we have a few decent options in attack, but Bruce’s lack of attacking plan coupled with injury issues surrounding Allan Saint-Maximin, Andy Carroll and Dwight Gayle have seen us struggle badly for goals.

Not only that, £40m man Joelinton is still adapting to English football (and the poor service up to him is hardly helping him!), while Miguel Almiron is a player woefully short on confidence, with him still looking for his first goal in a black and white shirt.

Poulsen has bagged one goals and SIX assists in the Bundesliga this season, while Rony Lopes is struggling at Sevilla after completing a £18m move from Monaco just a few months ago.

They’re two talented players who could well improve us, but are European prospects with no experience at Premier League level really the answer if we’re scrapping for survival in a few months time?

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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.

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