Newcastle United Opinions: Jhon Cordoba is the striker the Magpies need

Newcastle United are a side that have historically been very successful in the Premier League all through the days of legendary players like Alan Shearer and Michael Owen.

When the level of passion and support for the football club is this high, the expectations about the quality of the football was bound to increase. In today’s changing market, Newcastle haven’t found the going easy in any way whatsoever.

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But when Rafa Benitez took over at St.James’ Park, it was like new life was instilled into this Magpies side and since then, they haven’t looked back.

More recently, the introductions of academy product Sean Longstaff and new signing Miguel Almiron have both come as extremely motivating news for Newcastle fans.

Also, the presence of talented players like Jonjo Shelvey, Christian Atsu and Ayoze Perez make this Newcastle side a tough nut to crack. Add to that the defensive stability provided by club skipper Jamaal Lascelles, this team has the potential to be transformed into world-beaters.

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Despite the fact that the loan deal for Brazilian prodigy Kenedy had certainly been a hit during the first part of the season, they have struggled to put the ball in the opposition net on a consistent basis and this has cost them dearly in terms of points.

Salomon Rondon is the first choice striker at Newcastle and considering that he is on loan from Championship club West Bromwich Albion, his departure at the end of the season will hit them hard. They certainly don’t have to resources within the squad to replace him. Hence, a move in the transfer market is on the cards.

Colombian forward Jhon Córdobam, who currently plays for FC Koln, should be the man that Rafa Benitez targets. In fact, this signing could well be the best move for the Magpies.

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He has been at the German outfit since joining from Mainz in the summer of 2017. He has transformed into a key player for this Koln side who have depended on his goals this season. He has scored 12 of them from his 23 league appearances while he also has 2 assists to his name.

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He has the right kind of attributes to really flourish in the English game considering that he is both strong on the ground and in the air. A threat in the box, his finishing skills are exceptional and that’s exactly the kind of play who can replace Rondon. This move seems tailor-made for Rafa and he must get it done in the summer.

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