Newcastle United are deep in relegation trouble as they sit bottom of the table and seven points from safety.
A 3-3 draw at home to Brentford in what was Eddie Howe’s first game in charge (which he was absent from due to a positive Covid-19 test) would’ve done little to ease the fear of dropping down to the Championship with the Magpies’ defence continuing to leak goals.
However, Newcastle did look more dangerous in attack and the squad will take confidence knowing they can cause sides problems in the final third.
Despite the problems seemingly being within the defensive ranks, Newcastle have been linked with a big money move for a striker in January.
According to the Sun, the Tyneside club will launch a bid for £70million-rated Fiorentina forward Dusan Vlahovic.
The 21-year-old has scored 12 goals in just 14 games so far this season, making him one of the hottest properties around.
It’s claimed that the Serie A side could be willing to part with the Serbia star when the transfer window opens in the new year.
Vlahovic, who has 27 goals in 37 league matches in 2021, has also been linked with Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur.