Newcastle United have put into operation plans to reinforce several positions in the team currently deemed not good enough by manager Rafa Benitez, according to Newcastle Chronicle.
A winger has been on their shopping list for a while now, and they were seriously interested in Bournemouth’s Junior Stanislas before he signed a new deal with the Cherries that’s set to keep him at the Vitality Stadium for three more years. They will now look elsewhere.
Benitez also wants additions in the fullback department. He feels Paul Dummett and DeAndre Yedlin need some proper competition on the defensive flanks, and as is the case with the search for a winger, this has also been on the agenda for a while.
But a new item on the list is a striker. Since they gave up on the services of Aleksandar Mitrović, the Magpies have been relying mostly on Ayoze Perez and Joselu for goals, but the duo have racked up only three strikes between them out of Newcastle’s total of nine in 12 Premier League games so far this season.
In search of what they need, the club’s scouts have recently visited games in Belgium, France, Spain and Holland.
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