Newcastle United may look for a young striker next summer as a backup for Callum Wilson and Alexander Isak. Evan Ferguson to Newcastle is a possibility.
Newcastle United didn’t think about buying a new striker this season because they already have Callum Wilson and Alexander Isak. Wilson had the best season of his career last season in the Premier League scoring 18 goals in 31 appearances in the top flight division. Isak also scored 10 goals last season for the Magpies. Thus, Newcastle looked steady when it came to their striker options. Thus, they didn’t think about signing a striker this season.
However, next summer, things will be different for Eddie Howe and his men. Callum Wilson is in the last year of his contract and his new contract talks have begun. He is 31 now and will be offered a short-term deal as Newcastle want to proceed with young players. However, given his experience, he could get a 3 to 4-year deal as well. But, Newcastle need to look for the future as they might look to add another member to their striking force who would eventually replace Wilson.
Craig Hope updates on Newcastle United striker search
Craig Hope is a reputed Newcastle journalist for the Daily Mail. During a Q&A on the website, he was asked whether Newcastle United would look for a new striker considering the age and injury woes of Callum Wilson. This is what the journalist had to say about that;
"“They have a big striker in Alexander Isak and, as for Wilson, Howe has found a way to manage his fitness. He has not been injured for more than six months now. Isak and Wilson as a pair of strikers IS working right now, albeit with one of them starting on the bench. They are two brilliant options to have.I think Wilson still has plenty of goals and games left in him at Newcastle. A younger striker, though, is a position they are considering, someone who can challenge Isak and Wilson whilst not arriving with a huge expectation of immediate game-time.”"
Newcastle is linked to sign Evan Ferguson from Brighton who is just 18 years old. However, the Magpies might have to pay over £100m for the striker. Do you think Newcastle United should sign a young striker next summer?