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Newcastle should really consider signing 6ft 4inch English striker after scouting trip - Opinion

For 23-year-old striker Elijah Adebayo, it’s his first full Championship season and he has 10 league goals to his name. With his age and stats so far this season, it’s no wonder the Luton forward is attracting interest.

Last weekend Adebayo helped The Hatters grab a point against top of the table Fulham. The match finished 1-1 with the man born in Brent grabbing the equaliser after going 1-0 down.

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On the Toon radar already?

A recent report states that Newcastle scouts were present at the match between Luton and Fulham. They were there to look at any potential signings for the Magpies with January approaching. Adebayo certainly will have caught the eye of the scout with him adding another goal to his tally against a top Championship side.


Also, it appears that the Toon Army are looking to let Dwight Gayle leave on loan in January, so other striking options will be needed. Callum Wilson has been a great goal contributor yet again for Newcastle, but with his injury record backup will be needed.

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A gamble, but possibly one for the future

Adebayo has taken like a duck to water in his first full Championship campaign thus far. This suggests that the 6’4 forward has a bright future ahead of him considering his age.

Granted, signing him after less than a season in the second tier is certainly a risk. He might not be ready for the step-up to the Premier League just yet but with his age and potential relegation, he could be a prospect.

Should Newcastle be relegated at the end of the season, Adebayo could well be an option to lead the line next season. Despite a much heftier budget, it will be still somewhat hard to attract top players to the Championship.

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It will take a sizable fee for Luton to hand over their star striker, but with new ambitious owners, that will be no problem for Newcastle.

Adebayo could well be one for the future if his form at Luton is any indicator. Considering his age and goal tally in the Championship, it’s an option worth considering. If next season sees Newcastle playing Championship football, Adebayo moving to Tyneside would be a logical signing.

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