St James’ Park wants White Hart Lane and Upton Park strikers.
Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew is reportedly looking to make moves to bring in a new strike pairing to St James’ Park. The Magpies boss is keen on signing Tottenham Peter Crouch and West Ham’s on loan front man Victor Obinna and hopes that owner Mike Ashley will offer the funds to make significant offers for both targets.
Having lost Andy Carroll on transfer deadline day, Pardew has been left to depend on the distinctly average attacking alternatives at the club and that has, in part, led to the club managing just two wins from their last 11 Premier League games and a distinct drying up on the goal front.
£12m rated Peter Crouch has not had the best of seasons at White Hart Lane and his Premier League brace against Stoke City on the weekend brought his total tally to just four in league action from 28 appearances. Harry Redknapp seems intent on bringing in new attacking options and could be willing to sell one of his crop with Robbie Keane and Roman Pavlyuchenko linked with White Hart Lane departures.
Pardew is also apparently interested in West Ham striker Victor Obinna who is currently on loan from Inter Milan but will be out of contact at the end of the season and though the Nigerian international has stated his interest in staying at Upton Park, if the Hammers get relegated the 24 year old may not be quite so keen to remain at the East London club.
Newcastle United currently depend on the likes of Peter Lovenkrands, Leon Best, Shola Ameobi, Shefki Kuqi and youngster Nile Ranger for their goals this term and the quintet has managed just 15 goals between them this term, hence the need to reshape the club’s attack.