Newcastle would rather have a Burnley forward than an Arsenal or Liverpool player.


Newcastle prefers to sign a Burnley forward over Arsenal and Liverpool players.

After Callum Wilson was ruled out for eight weeks, Newcastle are desperate to sign a striker.

Newcastle have reportedly changed their transfer strategy and now prefer to sign Burnley forward Chris Wood over Arsenal and Liverpool outcasts.

The Magpies are in desperate need of new players as they fight to avoid relegation from the Premier League.

They were also knocked out of the FA Cup third round by Cambridge United of League One.

The lack of goal threat that Eddie Howe’s team has is one of the biggest issues he faces.

After sustaining an injury against Manchester United, Callum Wilson has been ruled out for eight weeks.

Joelinton, meanwhile, has been relegated to central midfield due to Howe’s refusal to move him back up front.

Dwight Gayle is the only natural striker in Howe’s squad, despite the fact that the Englishman has yet to prove himself in the Premier League.

Howe will look to the transfer market to solve that problem, as they desperately need a goalscorer to get out of the relegation zone.

Eddie Nketiah and Divock Origi have both been linked with a move to St James’ Park as they struggle for playing time at their current clubs.

Nketiah’s contract with Arsenal expires at the end of the season, and he’s expected to be available for a bargain.

In the meantime, Origi has developed into a cult hero at Anfield, but Jurgen Klopp has stated that he will let him leave this month.

However, it appears that Howe will pass on both of those players in favor of signing Wood, a star of one of Newcastle’s relegation rivals.

The Magpies have made an ‘approach’ for the New Zealand striker, according to the Daily Telegraph, and are ‘pushing hard’ to complete the deal.

While Wood is said to be the ideal solution to Newcastle’s front-line problems, Burnley will’make things difficult’ for their billionaire rivals.

Wood is now a ‘priority target’ for the Toon, with the 30-year-old himself keen to move from Turf Moor to St James’ Park.

The Magpies are also expected to ‘intensify their efforts’ to sign him ahead of a crucial run of games against fellow strugglers Watford, Leeds, and Everton, according to the report.

Regardless of what Burnley is expected to do.

“Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”


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