Newcastle are suffering from a lack of goals, and rescuing Arsenal’s 20-year-old striker Eddie Nketiah from his loan nightmare at Leeds, could be the answer for Steve Bruce.
The England Under-21 striker has not yet started a Championship game for Marcelo Bielsa’s side, but has still managed to bag three goals from his 10 substitute appearances.
The player is reportedly frustrated at his lack of opportunities, which currently sees him suffering from similar issues as Newcastle’s loaned out forward Elias Sorensen.
Nketiah recently told Sky Sports: “I want to play. I pride myself on being in the team. I think I’m good enough to be in the [Leeds] team.”
It has been reported that Arsenal have the option to recall the player in January, and Newcastle should be in touch with the Gunners about trying to save him from his current situation.
Nketiah could bring the best out of Joelinton
Having Nketiah in the Newcastle side, to play alongside Joelinton, could be the missing cog from the goal-getting machine for Steve Bruce.
The Brazilian has been isolated up front on his own, so far this season, and having a foil like Nketiah – playing with a huge point to prove – by his side, would surely bring the best out of both strikers.
Bringing the English prospect to St James’ Park would benefit everyone: Newcastle get the second striker they need; the player gets time on the pitch he craves; and Arsenal see their player given the chance to develop his game at the highest level.
It would also be a potential move that would fill a gap in the team, without using up much of the available January budget for possible transfers.
We would suggest a move for Nketiah is a no-brainer, and hopefully Newcastle will be thinking along similar lines.