Why Newcastle signing Sebastian Andersson would be sensible

Premier League outfit Newcastle United are among the many clubs interested in Union Berlin striker Sebastian Andersson, according to The Scottish Sun.

The Union Berlin striker scored 13 goals this season in all competitions and assisted thrice as Union Berlin ended the Bundesliga season placed 11th in the table. The Striker was involved in all but the last game of the season, missing out due to suspension after accumulating 5 yellow cards.

Andersson came through the youth ranks at his hometown Angelholm before moving to Kalmar FF another Swedish side. He then moved to another Swedish side Djurgardens IF Fotboll and then plied his trade at IFK Norrkoping in Sweden.

After spending years in Swedish football, the player joined 2.Bundesliga side FC Kaiserslautern. The centre-forward then moved to Union Berlin.

Sebastian Andersson celebrates after scoring
Sebastian Andersson celebrates after scoring

Newcastle United’s forward problem

A top-quality striker must definitely be a top priority for the club, who have scored only 35 times this season.

The Magpies spent big last summer on bringing in Joelinton from TSG Hoffenheim but the Brazilian centre-forward has scored only twice, having played 33 games in the Premier League. The other strikers who have partnered Joelinton have also failed.

Dwight Gayle has found the net only twice, while Andy Carrol has not scored this season across any competition. The 27-year-old Yoshinori Muto has been out of favour and has barely featured.

Having said that, Sebastian Andersson would be a really decent addition for the Magpies. The 28-year-old has enjoyed a great season in the Bundesliga, scoring at regular intervals. The Swede has been in good form over the last couple of seasons and with Newcastle struggling, Andersson’s arrival would add more firepower to the Newcastle attack.

Sebastian Andersson looks on during a match
Sebastian Andersson would be a smart signing for Newcastle United (Getty Images)

Verdict

For Newcastle, the first-team squad needs strengthening, especially the attack. That has to be a priority for Steve Bruce. Newcastle’s attacking returns this season are simply not good enough for the top-flight. It is the 5th-worst record in the division. Hence, it is a no-brainer for the Magpies to bolster their attack, which means signing Sebastian Andersson would make sense.

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