Newcastle United are ready to let strikers Dwight Gayle and Andy Carroll leave in the upcoming transfer window, as per the Northern Echo.
The Magpies are going through a decent campaign where they are placed 13 position on the Premier League table with 35 points after 29 matches, eight clear of the relegation zone.
However, despite nearly securing a Premier League spot for next season, Newcastle have struggled on the attacking front where they there is only one goal amongst the four strikers in 3,326 minutes of first-team football.
Therefore, as per the latest report, Newcastle’s manager Steve Bruce has decided to let go of two forwards—Gayle and Carroll—in the upcoming transfer window in order to revamp the attacking unit.
Gayle has been a Newcastle player since the summer of 2016 when he moved from league rivals Crystal Palace.
Since then, the 29-year-old has scored 29 goals and provided nine assists in 84 appearances for his current club in all competitions.
On the other hand, Carroll has rejoined the Magpies in the summer of 2019 on a free transfer and has only managed to provide four assists in 14 appearances in all competitions.
Where’s the next Newcastle number nine coming from?
Newcastle have a proud history of excellent number nines and the club’s fans will hope a prolific centre forward can be added in the summer transfer market.
Looking at it realistically, neither Gayle nor Carroll are likely to be that man and as such the Magpies should look to offload the pair before next season.