Newcastle: PIF had a howler with Raphinha

Newcastle United misplaced for simply the second time within the Premier League this season as they have been crushed 2-0 by Liverpool at St. James’ Park on Saturday.

The Magpies have now received simply one among their final seven matches within the top-flight and scoring targets has been a serious difficulty for Eddie Howe’s males in these video games.

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They’ve discovered the again of the web solely four occasions since their 3-0 win over Leicester on Boxing Day and have failed to attain greater than as soon as in a match in any of their final seven outings.

Howe has not been capable of finding a constant match-winner for the membership because the flip of the 12 months and this has resulted in various bore attracts and irritating outcomes.

The latest struggles in entrance of purpose could make PIF remorse not forking out on a confirmed game-changer in both the January switch window or final summer season.

One participant the membership had a howler with forward of the 2022/23 marketing campaign was former Leeds United winger Raphinha. Newcastle have been reportedly in talks to signal the Brazilian as an alternative choice to Bayer Leverkusen’s Moussa Diaby however did not get a deal over the road for both of them.

How is Raphinha performing this season?

As an alternative of arriving on Tyneside, the dynamo joined Spanish giants Barcelona in a deal stated to be price as much as £55m from the Whites and he has been in terrific type to date this season.

The Brazil worldwide, who was lately dubbed “extraordinary” by his present boss Xavi, has racked up seven targets and 9 assists in 31 appearances for the membership in all competitions, together with a goal and an assist of their latest 2-2 draw with Manchester United within the Europa League.

In LaLiga, Raphinha has averaged a Sofascore rating of 7.26 and has showcased his artistic expertise by producing a whopping nine ‘large possibilities’ in whole and 1.4 key passes per recreation for his teammates, which exhibits that the wizard is an distinctive creator to go together with his goalscoring high quality.

In the meantime, Miguel Almiron (one) and Allan Saint-Maximin (three) haven’t been capable of create ‘large possibilities’ frequently for Newcastle within the Premier League this time period, while solely two gamers (Almiron and Callum Wilson) have scored greater than three targets.

Ought to Newcastle have signed Raphinha?





The Barcelona star can be a confirmed game-changer within the English top-flight because the dynamo scored 17 targets and created an excellent 22 ‘large possibilities’ in two seasons for Leeds.

Subsequently, the 26-year-old, who can play out extensive on the left and on the fitting, may have been the difference-maker and match-winner that the Magpies have been lacking within the Premier League of late.

Raphinha has confirmed over the course of a number of seasons in Spain and in England that he’s a constant performer who delivers targets and assists from out extensive, that means he may have turned a few of the latest attracts into wins to bolster Newcastle’s top-four possibilities.

As such, PIF clearly had a howler in failing to get a deal over the road for the Brazilian magician.