It's now been three long games since Newcastle United have scored a goal.

Those three games have all been decided by the same 1-0 margin, and those three games could all have been won by the Magpies if they has a reliable goalscorer.

Everyone looking at the club knows it. Alan Shearer tweets about it every week. Even head coach Steve McClaren has semi-criticised his strikers for not finding the back of the net, which is why it's so important for the Tyneside club that they sign a good striker during the January transfer window.

The ​Chronicle has reported that Chelsea attacker Loic Remy is available for loan after failing to impress Stamford Bridge bosses, and Newcastle should snap their hand off.

It's been a familiar path for ex-Magpie strikers to tred. After leaving St. James' Park, the former Queens Park Rangers man has hardly had a look in under both Jose Mourinho and Guus Hiddink. Just like Demba Ba before him, Remy has found out that the struggle is real - and has only started seven league games since his 2014 move.

Back at Newcastle he would be a regular starter, and would be given the time and trust by McClaren to allow him to restart his career. The move might be a short term solution to a long term problem, but it's the type of low risk investment that owner Mike Ashley should thrive on.


You know what Remy will bring to the squad, and there is no risk of the player not settling in or being a financial burden for years to come. It would allow McClaren the rest of the season to assess the squad he has and decide the areas to peruse in the summer window, when better value can be had and where clearer thinking prevails.

Young forwards Ayoze Perez and Aleksandar Mitrovic could also benefit from his arrival - they would suddenly be freed of the goalscoring burden, and would have an accomplished player to learn under.

With less riding on their performance each week, the duo might begin to convert the chances they have missed in recent weeks.Newcastle should go for the striker with everything they have. 

The team needs someone to save their season, and the Frenchman can do exactly that.

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