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Newcastle Linked To New Striker With PL Experience, Fans Are Very Underwhelmed

Daniel Marland

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Newcastle Linked To New Striker With PL Experience, Fans Are Very Underwhelmed

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Newcastle United have been linked with a shock January move for Odion Ighalo - and fans are very underwhelmed.


The Magpies are currently 19th in the Premier League and three points from safety heading into Christmas.

Manager Eddie Howe is expected to spend in the transfer window after October's £300 million, Saudi-led takeover.

Sky Sports report Ighalo's current club, Al Shabab in Saudi Arabia, have asked if he'd be interested in a move to St James' Park.

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

The Nigeria international would reportedly be interested in a third spell playing in the Premier League.

Ighalo first played for Watford before joining Chinese outfit Shanghai Shenhua.

The 32-year-old made a shock return to English football last year with Manchester United on an 18-month loan deal.

He returned to Shenhua in January before joining Al Shabab the following month.

Ighalo is currently top scorer in the Saudi Professional League with nine goals and his contract expires in 2023.

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Image Credit: PA

Supporters have reacted to the transfer and after having dreams of lucrative signings, they're not entirely happy.

One fan commented: "Gone from the Mbappe rumours to Ighalo?"

Another added: "Looks like they want to get relegated with this."

A third put: "I actually forgot this guy existed."

While a Manchester United fan simply said: "Finally the king returns to the Premier League."

Ighalo enjoyed a decent start to life at Old Trafford, but fell down the pecking order once Edinson Cavani arrived.

Newcastle return to action against United on Monday evening and Howe has spoken fondly about opposing manager Ralf Rangnick.

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Image Credit: PA

The 63-year-old is in interim charge until the end of the season and Howe sees him as a big influence.

"He's one of the culture change managers who's brought in a lot of new ideas that a lot of people have followed. A definite pioneer of the game,” Howe explained in his pre-match press conference.

“He's someone I've had a couple of conversations with over the years and someone I highly respect and admire."

Do you think Newcastle United will stay in the Premier League?

Let us know in the comments.

Topics: Newcastle United, Manchester United, Premier League, Transfers

Daniel Marland
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