The manager of Newcastle United, Alan Pardew, has said that he is looking to add some quality forwards to his squad.
Newcastle has recently lost a couple of good attacking options. The French striker Loic Remy who had been the most successful player for the team during the previous Season has made his way back to his parent club Queens Park Rangers. While the veteran Nigerian forward Shola Ameobi who had been with the Magpies since more than a decade was released. So, Pardew isn’t left with too much of potential up front. He wants to sort this before the next season gets underway.
Pierre-Michel Lasogga was believed to be on the radar of Pardew, but, according to the reports coming through, the Newcastle boss would not succeed in sealing that deal as the German international is all set to sign for Hamburg.
So, Pardew now needs to look for other players who are available. There have already been rumours of him planning to bid for a couple of young men i.e. Enner Valencia and Ross McCormack.
Valencia is believed to have caught Pardew’s eyes recently after the way he has performed for Ecuador in the ongoing FIFA World Cup.
As far as McCormack is concerned, he plays for Leeds United and his performance in the last couple of years there has been pretty good.
Talking to the reporters yesterday, Pardew said, “To be honest, it’s not easy to sign the forwards. But, we are in need of them. So, we’ve got to try and we are doing that. Let’s see.”
“This is the period when not too many deals get secured. The real action will begin in a few weeks. Hopefully, I manage to seal a couple of good deals.”
Newcastle had finished at no. 10 in the league table last season.