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Joselu plus desperation means Rafa Benitez at last calling on Aleksandar Mitrovic

2 years ago
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For all Newcastle fans this season, it is clear how much we are screaming out for new striking options,

Quinn, Cole, Ferdinand, Shearer, all set the standards for fans to bench mark against.

Unfortunately, despite being prolific for Real Madrid reserves Joselu has really struggled in the English Premier League.

The Spaniard has missed a hatful of chances during his run in the team, with the miskick against Watford being my final straw.

Ending up with the conclusion that the lad is the new jigsaw…goes to pieces in the box.

I appreciate that we simply don’t have the funds to break the record purchase of Michael Owen, which is what is required for a potentially prolific scorer.

However, persisting with Joselu is not the answer.

Yes the lad can hold the ball up at times and is half decent in the air – but does he offer anything more than Daryl Murphy would have had, if we’d we kept him in the summer? A vastly experienced international striker who was popular with the fans.

As much as I think Mitrovic is a poor Billy Whitehurst….

I do wonder if our great manager is about to call on him, as we are that desperate.
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