Rafa Benitez has revealed that he doesn’t expect too much movement on the striker front for Newcastle United, report the Chronicle.
Indeed, the Magpies recently brought Spanish forward Joselu from Stoke City to bolster their front line, one that currently contains the likes of Dwight Gayle, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Ayoze Perez.
While numerous marksmen have been touted as potential targets on Tyneside, Benitez has revealed the Toon Army are ‘more or less done’ when it comes to bringing in centre-forwards this summer.
“We have had a lot of interest in some of our players but the question is how much they have offered,” he said.
“So how much do you expect someone interested in Gayle or Mitro or one of our players to ensure it’s the right price? We would have to sign another one. We don’t have too many strikers.
“Normally you will play 4-2-3-1, you can play 4-4-2 sometimes. Whatever system. We have three, four strikers if we put Ayo in if we someone else. More or less, we are fine.”
Though he would reportedly be sold if a good enough offer came him, Benitez doesn’t seem to be desperate to add to his striking ranks between now and the end of the season.
Whether or not those available to him are enough remains to be seen, with the club missing out on Tammy Abraham already this summer, though the supporting attacking cast will be expected to chip in too.
The likes of Matt Ritchie, Christian Atsu and Jacob Murphy can also provide goal threats, so there certainly are options available.