Newcastle only have one goal from a striker this season, and with January approaching, the answer to their problems may lie in a bargain deal for Huddersfield forward Karlan Grant.
A report in the Sun claims Terriers manager Danny Cowley may consider cashing in on his prize asset during the transfer window.
The report claims there is expected to be plenty of Premier League interest in Grant during January, with Wolves linked, and Bournemouth set to rival them.
Newcastle should insert themselves into the conversation over Grant, with the 6ft striker scoring goals for fun in the Championship.
The former Charlton player has netted nine times in 15 league games this season, and also has a further two assists to his name.
He signed for Huddersfield in January this year, and having scored 14 goals for Charlton in League One prior to his move north, but he found life a bit more difficult in the Premier League, hitting the net just four times.
But with more experience, the 22-year-old who has represented England at youth levels, looks a better player now, and one capable of dealing with the rigours of top flight football.
The fee received for Grant could tempt Huddersfield to sell
The temptation for Huddersfield to make a hefty profit on the players they paid just £2 million for, will be hard to resist, as they weigh up their options.
Cowley’s side languish in 18th place in the Championship table with just 16 points – already nine adrift of the play-off places, and it would take a monumental effort to be in the race for the Premier League by May.
So selling their most valuable player could secure the club’s immediate financial future, assuming they will stay in the Championship this season, and could well mean Grant will be moving elsewhere during the transfer window.
Newcastle cannot afford to miss out on a player who could find them the goals they are clearly missing, and if they could get him for a relatively moderate fee in the current market, they must make a swift move.