Newcastle United need to beef up their attack with some quality signings this summer. Here are five players who could help resolve the team’s scoring woes.
With only 24 goals scored through 26 games this season, it is quite obvious that Newcastle United need to sign some quality attacking players who can score goals and create plays for others around them. It is crazy to say that Joelinton, Miguel Almiron and Allan Saint-Maximin have only scored a combined total of four goals this season.
The trio has shown some flashes of brilliance this season, but they have wasted far too many chances in the final third. Miguel Almiron has started to turn the corner with a few goals in league action, as well as a few goals in the FA Cup, but he and Joelinton were both expected to score in double figures this season.
Steve Bruce and the recruiting team at Newcastle United will be busy folks from now until the end of the season as they have to prepare their list of transfer targets for July. It looks like Bruce will have some money to work with this summer, but who should the club pursue? Newcastle United will be linked with several players over the next few months, but here are five players the club should consider signing this summer.
5. Said Benrahma
Newcastle United are reportedly keeping tabs on Brentford’s star, Said Benrahma, but they should act quickly if they wish to secure the services of the Algerian international. After missing out on Jarrod Bowen last month, the Magpies would be wise to try and make this deal happen.
The 24-year-old joined Brentford last season and scored 10 goals in 45 Championship appearances, but he also completed an impressive 14 assists, which means he was directly involved in 34% of Brentford’s goals (73) last season. This term, Benrahma has nine goals and five assists to his name in 30 appearances.
Benrahma is not a prolific scorer, but he is a proper playmaker who gets involved in the action. Multiple Premier League clubs are interested in the “Algerian Messi” because of ability to orchestrate attacks. The fact that he has been a top player in the Championship shows that he can handle the aggressive nature of English football, and he has the overall skills a midfielder needs to quickly adapt to the Premier League.