Newcastle transfer news: Eddie Howe poised to land striker with 1.5 goals per game for £15.2m - BARGAIN!

In today's Newcastle transfer news - Eddie Howe could soon land a 1.5 goal per game striker for only £15.2m given his release clause.
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Newcastle transfer news: Eddie Howe poised to land striker with 1.5 goals per game for £15.2m

Starting the day as we mean to go on, there has been an exceptional piece of Newcastle transfer news to hit us this morning. According to a claim by Caught Offside, who are reliable more often than not, Newcastle United are still poised to land Serhou Guirassy of Stuttgart as they consider the striker a serious transfer target of theirs.

The report also cites 90min, who claim that Guirassy has a £15.2m relase clause in his current Bundesliga contract - A clause which Newcastle would be silly not to activate. Guirassy has scored an exceptional 15 goals in 10 games this season, averaging 1.5 goals per game at the moment. While Harry Kane is stealing the limelight in the German top flight, Guirassy is is his unexpected competitor.

Guirassy has certainly started the season well in the top division and as far as he's concerned, he is loving life. Stuttgart will want to keep him as he is their best player but unfortunately, the release clause is the release clause and they will be kicking themselves to not have prepared better.

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Admittedly, a striker doesn't seem like the most necessary position to recruit in for Newcastle, however, I certainly wouldn't complain. Given the injury crisis at St James' Park, it seems to be the midfield area and defensive area which have been hit the hardest so these should take priority in the January transfer market.

Although, there are some opportunities which arise that you simply cannot overlook. This opportunity is one of them - To sign one of the most in-form strikers in Europe for such a small fee of £15.2m seems to be a no-brainer to me. He is only just entering the peak of his career at 27 years old, too.

What do you make of today's Newcastle transfer news?