Newcastle United latest: Gouffran and De Jong’s futures, striker poser and transfers update

Newcastle's Siem de Jong celebrates after scoring against Northampton
Newcastle's Siem de Jong celebrates after scoring against Northampton

The opening of the emergency loan window and how Newcastle get back among the goals has been in the news this morning.

With the loan window opening for Football League clubs, Newcastle could see a number offringe players depart St James’s Park this week.

Yoan Gouffran

Yoan Gouffran

Youngster Alex Gillihead has been training with Coventry City, alongside his Newcastle team-mate Adam Armstrong, who has been in great form at the start of the season.

City boss Tony Mowbray said: “I’ll keep an eye on him really.”

Yoan Gouffran’s future is another one in doubt with Middlesbrough, Hull City and Nottingham Forest all linked with moves for the 29-year-old, who joined United two and a half years ago from Bordeaux.

However, the Frenchman could decide to stay on Tyneside and fight for his spot.

Gouffran prefers to play up front, and with Newcastle struggling for goals – they have failed to find the net in three of their four Premier League matches – he may feel he still has a chance at the club.

With Aleksandar Mitrovic suspended, Steve McClaren must find a new strike threat for the game against West Ham on Monday.

Ayoze Perez and Siem de Jong have both been tipped for a key role, but Papiss Cisse today told the Gazette he is fresh and ready for the game, after not going on international duty with Senegal.

The lack of goals is no surprise given the lack of shots on target by Newcastle this season.

They have had zero efforts on target in their last two games, and just six all season, something that McClaren will have to rectify if he is to bring excitement back to Tyneside, as Ross Gregory explains.

If De Jong does get the nod on Monday, it will be his first Premier League start of the season. The Dutchman has seen his time on Tyneside blighted by injury, but he is still hopeful he can have a successful career at the club.

However, in quotes reported by the Daily Mail, De Jong also admits he’d like to finish his career in America.

He said: “I can certainly stay here for five years, Tim Krul has been here for ten years – but it does depend on many factors.

“I am adventurous even though I stayed with Ajax for seven years. I would certainly look at the end of my career towards New York or Los Angeles. I’ve been a few times to the US. I travel a lot anyway.”