This has been an extremely difficult campaign for Newcastle United, but better times are surely just around the corner given some of their January business.
Mike Ashley has actually invested in the team and the spending looks set to continue this summer, with Anderlecht’s Frank Acheampong thought to be a key target.
Marseille, Juventus and Inter Milan are also rumoured to be interested in the 22-year-old winger, though Premier League football may best suit his style.
The Ghana international has certainly impressed in the Europa League this season, weighing in with three goals and one assist, despite making just three starts:
|22Y 4M||AGE||23Y 8M|
|5FT 7IN||HEIGHT||5FT 8IN|
|11ST 6LB||WEIGHT||11ST 6LB|
|EL | ADL |||| LIV | EL|
|06/15 - 06/16||06/15 - 06/16|
In fact, his record in the competition this term is far superior to that of a world-class talent in the shape of Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho.
Quick, direct and blessed with a sweet left foot, the 22-year-old could play on the opposite flank to Andros Townsend, thus enabling Newcastle to really stretch the pitch:
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