Date: 17th September 2019 at 2:20pm
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OPINION

Despite being backed in the summer transfer window, Newcastle United and Steve Bruce are seriously lacking attacking options.

The Magpies’ boss arrived at the club just after they sanctioned the exits of last season’s top-scorers, Ayoze Perez and Salomon Rondon.

Bruce then gave the green light for the club to complete the signings of Joelinton and Allan Saint-Maximin, the latter of those already sidelined through injury.

Club-record signing, Joelinton, on the other hand, has only scored the one goal so far this season and has struggled to make any sort of impact in the North East.

The Shields Gazette released a report on Tuesday with 13 deals that Newcastle could potentially revisit in January as they claim money will be made available for Bruce to strengthen his side.

On that list, it mainly includes offensive players, with the Magpies currently hit with a number of injuries – the reinforcements could be needed.

Bordeaux’s forward Francois Kamano is included in the report, and Newcastle would be smart if they decide to make a move for the African talisman.

The 23-cap Guinea forward [Transfermarkt] has only played 24 minutes for the Ligue 1 club this season, but impressed in the previous campaign, scoring 10 goals – the first time in his career he has hit double figures.

Newcastle were reported by L’Equipe to have been interested in completing a deal for the 23-year-old on transfer deadline day in August but failed to get far in negotiations.

Last season, Kamano impressed for the French side and averaged 2.2 shots on goal per game according to WhoScored, whilst also completing 1.1 dribbles at opposing teams.

The Guinea frontman was also linked with the current Premier League table-toppers, Liverpool, with Calciomercato reporting in July that the Reds were keen to bring him to Anfield.

With other sides potentially interested in the forward, and Bruce needing attacking reinforcements, Newcastle should go all out to revisit a deal for the African as he could help boost the club’s firepower in the second half of the season.