Jamie Redknapp believes the signing of a goalscorer will be ‘first on the list’ if and when a Saudi takeover is announced on Tyneside.
This comes just a week after he revealed the positive chat he’d had with Jamie Reuben – a family friend and son of the ‘Reuben brothers’ who looks set to swap QPR for St James’ Park once the Saudis arrival is confirmed.
To every Toon fan that may seem obvious, but fans of other clubs won’t have witnessed just how dire we’ve been in front of goal this season.
Newcastle have managed just 25 goals in 29 league games which sees us rank joint-last in the goal-scoring charts alongside bottom of the table Norwich, with £40m man Joelinton bagging just once.
Here’s what Redknapp – who’s recently confirmed a positive chat with his pal Jamie Reuben – told Sky Sports:
“They need a striker that can score, and that would be first on the list,”
“What they’ve struggled with – under Bruce and under Benitez – they struggle to keep the ball.
“They need to be comfortable at home. They certainly need a striker,”
A positive note is that our back line and goalkeeper should be pretty solid for where we want to be in the short-term following a potential takeover.
The foundations are there that give us a defensive unit as good as anyone’s outside the top six, and if we add a ruthless killer in front of goal to the ranks, and a couple of solid players behind him to supply the line, we could have a decent side on our hands.