Targets have been difficult to come back by for Newcastle in current seasons – solely Crystal Palace, Norwich and Watford scored fewer occasions than the Magpies within the Premier League final time period.
Nonetheless, their creativity issues might go a protracted option to being solved if the rumours are true.
talkSPORT understands Newcastle are closing in on the signing of Ryan Fraser, who’s at the moment a free agent after seeing out his contract at Bournemouth.
And as soon as they get that deal achieved, the Magpies will go after one other man who’s lit issues up at Bournemouth in Callum Wilson.
It’s talkSPORT’s understanding that Newcastle will submit a participant plus money supply in an try to prise Wilson away from the south coast.
Newcastle have tried to enhance in assault however file signing Joelinton struggled in his first season, scoring simply two Premier League targets. In the meantime, Andy Carroll can’t be counted on to remain match and Dwight Gayle has by no means been prolific within the high flight.
Bournemouth could have been relegated from the Premier League in 2019/20 however there’s no denying that they had an enormous quantity of success when Fraser and Wilson are at their greatest.
Fraser was in his pomp within the 2018/19 season, scoring seven targets and offering 14 assists within the league. Plenty of his assists had been for Wilson, who knocked in a powerful 14 targets and registered ten assists that season.
talkSPORT.com has taken a take a look at how a lot Newcastle’s strike power will enhance and the way they may line up in 2020/21 in the event that they get their palms on Fraser and Wilson.
Steve Bruce employed a 5-4-1 formation for many of the 2019/20 season however the signings of Fraser and Wilson would allow them to be a extra attacking aspect.
So talkSPORT has gone for a system that might see them carry extra of a risk going ahead however would additionally see them preserve their defensive rules.
Striker Wilson would lead the road up high, whereas the much-improved Miguel Almiron would play within the no.10 function.
Both aspect of Almiron could be Fraser in addition to Newcastle’s star participant from final season, Allan Saint-Maximin. Each are predominantly left wingers however they will additionally play on the suitable.
Additional again, Jonjo Shelvey would play within the holding midfielder function. Which may go away them a bit mild in midfield however there could be loads of our bodies in defence.
Bruce used a 3-5-2 system within the remaining two video games of the season so talkSPORT has opted for Federico Fernandez, Jamaal Lascelles and Emile Krafth because the three centre-backs.
Javier Manquillo would play proper wing-back however Newcastle could be brief on the left. They appear eager to signal Danny Rose on a everlasting deal however for now, he’s nonetheless a Tottenham participant.
In the meantime, if Wilson was to hitch then that might in all probability imply Matt Ritchie would go the opposite approach. talkSPORT’s switch guru Alex Criminal says the Scotland worldwide could be open to going again to Bournemouth.
So centre-back Paul Dummett would play on the left as he’s left-footed and likewise has expertise as a full-back.
Nonetheless, if Bruce desires a bit extra safety in midfield, he might play a 4-2-3-1 system which might see Sean Longstaff go alongside Shelvey in midfield on the expense of Krafth.