After Joelinton’s awful afternoon against Rochdale, Newcastle’s need for a striker is clear. And according to the Sun, Steve Bruce has identified AC Milan forward Krzysztof Piatek as a target.
The 24-year-old is wanted on loan, with the Sun claiming that Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s return to the San Siro could help the Magpies’ move for Piatek.
If Newcastle had a goalscorer, they probably wouldn’t have an FA Cup replay with Rochdale on the horizon. Joelinton missed some absolute sitters in the first half, which eventually led to him feeling the wrath of the travelling fans and supporters online.
But would Piatek have got the job done for the Magpies? His goal record is a lot more convincing.
He scored 19 goals in 21 games for Genoa, which earned him a £31 million move to AC Milan. Piatek hasn’t been as clinical in the fashion capital, but has still managed 15 goals in 38 games.
Since Saturday, every striker under the sun has been linked with a move to St James’ Park, but what do fans think about potentially seeing Piatek in black and white?
Fans think Piatek is far too good for Newcastle
Would be a very good signing imo..👍🏻
— Paul Sutcliffe (@PaulSutcliffe80) January 5, 2020
Piatek…yeah in our dreams
— James Nye (@jamesnye9) January 5, 2020
His strike record is far to decent for us to even consider signing him….
— Damien Coughlan (@dynamodamo) January 5, 2020
He won’t come here. Far too good
— Dan (@dan_hazza) January 5, 2020
He’s to good to come here. With him and maxim we would be decent
— Joewalton (@Joewalt50338669) January 5, 2020
If there is anything in this, we will be getting a quality player! Cant see it happening btw
— J.Henrik (@JanHenrikBerg1) January 6, 2020
He was on fire last year man, was above Ronaldo in the goal scoring charts for as long as I was keeping track!! Be dead chuffed with that!!
— Alex Taylor (@AlexTay30569009) January 5, 2020