40 names emerge as NUFC fans name ‘realistic strikers’ we could sign with a £30m budget

With our need for a proven goalscorer more desperate than ever following an injury to Dwight Gayle, we asked Newcastle fans on social media to name a ‘realistic’ signing we could look at – keeping in mind our alleged budget of around £30-£35m.

Without further adieu, here are the names that were put to us on Twitter by Newcastle United fans:

  • Michy Batshuayi (Chelsea)
  • Callum Wilson (Bournemouth)
  • Odsonne Edouard (Celtic)
  • Ollie Watkins (Brentford)
  • Joshua King (Bournemouth)
  • Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester)
  • Ivan Toney (Peterborough)
  • Tammy Abraham (Chelsea – LOAN)
  • Alfredo Morelos (Rangers)
  • Rhian Brewster (Liverpool – LOAN)
  • Teemu Pukki (Norwich)
  • Patrik Schick (Roma)
  • Troy Deeney (Watford)
  • Chris Wood (Burnley)
  • Adam Armstrong (Blackburn)
  • Josef Martinez (Atlanta Utd)
  • Salomon Rondon (Dalian Yifang)
  • Wout Weghorst (Wolfsburg)
  • Andrea Belotti (Torino)
  • Luka Jovic (Real Madrid – LOAN)
  • Jean-Philippe Mateta (Mainz)
  • Divock Origi (Liverpool – LOAN)
  • Bas Dost (Frankfurt)
  • Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham)
  • Alassane Plea (Borussia Monchengladbach)
  • Daniel Sturridge (free agent)
  • Jhon Cordoba (FC Koln)
  • Mariano Diaz (Real Madrid)
  • Loic Remy (free agent)
  • Cenk Tosun (Everton)
  • Danny Welbeck (Watford)
  • Kevin Volland (Bayer Leverkusen)
  • Karlan Grant (Huddersfield)
  • Moussa Marega (Porto)
  • Jean-Pierre Nsame (Young Boys)
  • Andre Gray (Watford)
  • Mariano (Real Madrid)
  • Myron Boadu (AZ Alkmaar)
  • Donyell Malen (PSV)
  • Alexander Sørloth (Crystal Palace)

A few commented with Shefki Kuqi on a pay as you play. A joke it may be, but we’re probably more likely to re-sign the 43-year-old Fin than some of the names on the list above!

The most popular mentions were the likes of Wilson, Edouard, Watkins, Batshuayi, King and Morelos, but all would demand a fee of at least £20m.

That’s what you pay for a decent striker, never mind a proven Premier League goalscorer, however questions remains as to whether Mike Ashley will have the appetite to spend ‘big’ – especially two forwards may be needed if Gayle’s injury is bad, along with a left-back and winger.

With it our top priority, which realistic striker do you feel we should be looking at?

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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.

2 thoughts on “40 names emerge as NUFC fans name ‘realistic strikers’ we could sign with a £30m budget

  1. Why would any of those 40 want to go to a club on a never ending downward spiral,the FCB, PL @ MASTER BATES have no interest in a club which is north of london.


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