Newcastle have had some serious issues with goals this season. The club’s record signing, Joelinton, has scored just one goal since joining the club and manager Steve Bruce is keen on bringing in some more firepower to ensure the club avoid relegation.
The Daily Star has reported that the Magpies boss is keen on competing for the signature of Lyon star Moussa Dembele, who has been heavily linked with a move to Chelsea. Sky Sports have reported that the Blues have had at least one bid turned down for the Frenchman.
Despite this, Bruce is keen on competing for his signature and you can understand why. The French forward has scored 10 Ligue 1 goals in just 18 appearances and is earning rave reviews all around Europe.
Newcastle can offer the Lyon star regular first-team opportunities, which is something Chelsea and other suitors cannot promise. Whether or not the 23-year-old would be keen on moving to a club that does not have Champions League football remains to be seen.
If he were to make a move to St James’ Park, it would go a long way to solving the club’s goalscoring woes. Dembele possesses speed, strength, clever movement and a deadly finish. There is also potential to develop a very exciting trio with Miguel Almiron and Allan Saint-Maximin, who are beginning to find their feet at the club.
Mike Ashley will find it difficult not to put his hands in his pockets if a move for Dembele is possible. He is a promising young striker who will only get better in the coming years. If Newcastle add goals to their side, they could be looking at a top-half finish this season.