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Newcastle United set to sell the 3 strikers who scored the most goals last season – Report

12 months ago

Newcastle United are set to be in the strange position this summer, of selling the three strikers who scored the most goals this past 2017/18 season.

Whilst Ayoze Perez scored 10 goals for Newcastle in all competitions, three other players still on the club’s books, scored more.

Sharing top spot were Ivan Toney and Aleksandar Mitrovic.

Toney scored six for Wigan in the first half of the season, then moved to League One rivals Scunthorpe and scored another eight after the new year.

Also scoring 14 was Mitro, one in the league and one in the League Cup for Newcastle, then 12 in an impressive loan spell for Fulham – the Serbian could actually finish top overall if he scores in the play-off final on Saturday.

Adam Armstrong was next best, in the early part of the season scoring three for Championship club Bolton, before hitting nine for Blackburn as they won automatic promotion.

Aleksandar Mitrovic is clearly on his way this summer as Rafa Benitez will have no shortage of buyers for a player he doesn’t fancy.

However, a surprise earlier today to hear that according to The Chronicle, Rafa has also decided to have a clear out that includes selling 22 year old Ivan Toney and 21 year old Adam Armstrong.

With 22 year old defender Jamie Sterry another player who will be made available.

If Adam Armstrong does leave on a permanent deal, then it will be the end of a journey for a player who had long been held up as the best chance of  another player that could come through into the first team from the ranks.

Newcastle players with most goals so far this season, for NUFC and/or loan clubs (all competitions):

14 Ivan Toney 

(6 Wigan 8 Scunthorpe)

14 Aleksandar Mitrovic

(2 Newcastle United and 12 Fulham – still got play-off final to come)

12 Adam Armstrong

(3 Bolton and 9 Blackburn)

10 Ayoze Perez

(All for Newcastle)

9 Sean Longstaff

(9 Blackpool)

6 Dwight Gayle

(All for Newcastle)

4 Joselu

(All for Newcastle)


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