Shearer Doesn't See Joselu As The Answer

Last updated : 18 August 2017 By Footy Mad - Editor

Newcastle United legend, Alan Shearer, says that the Magpies should continue making more additions to the squad despite the arrival of Joselu from Stoke City.

Image result for alan shearerRafa Benitez has voiced his concern over lack of transfer activity at the club, but the Spaniard has been able to add six new players to the squad already. However, Shearer isn't convinced the Magpies have done enough to secure a comfortable Premier League finish.

Shearer notes that other mid-table clubs like West Brom, Leicester, and Bournemouth, have been spending millions on players, which has compounded Rafa's frustration in recent weeks.

The former Newcastle striker adds that Benitez will train his side to be more organised and will make it hard for other teams to beat them, but they need more quality upfront.

Shearer says that "getting goals" will be difficult for Newcastle this season. He adds that the Magpies should be realistic in their ambitions, and that Premier League survival should be their first priority.

A decent run in domestic cups is a "bonus", but staying up has to be the first priority for Newcastle.

"At my club Newcastle, I know Rafa Benitez has been frustrated by the lack of transfer activity over the summer, they have signed Joselu from Stoke this week, which is a step forward, but he still needs another two or three players in," Shearer said while speaking to Coral Website.

"They signed Jacob Murphy for £12 million, but when you see the likes of West Brom, Leicester, Bournemouth, spending millions more on players, it shows you where the market is now, and where Rafa himself thought he should be, but he’s just not been able to make as many signings as he wants.

"Hopefully the signing of Joselu will help in that department, but realistically this season I think we’re looking at Premier League survival, and maybe a decent Cup run, but staying up has to be the priority, anything else will be a huge bonus."