Former Leeds United goalkeeper Paul Robinson has claimed Newcastle United would be taking “a massive risk” by signing Odion Ighalo.
Newcastle United are in the market for a new striker after their top goalscorer Callum Wilson suffered an injury in the 1-1 draw against Manchester United last month.
According to Sky Sports , Ighalo is one of the a number of strikers being considered by Newcastle’s recruitment team this month.
When asked by Football Insider for his assessment of Ighalo’s credentials, Robinson said: “I think he’d be a massive risk.
“He is unreliable and I don’t think Newcastle are in a position where they can take risks.
“Financially, they are in a position where they can go and get a top quality striker who is less of a risk than he is.
“It’s definitely a position they need to address though given that Wilson is out. To stay up they’ll need a striker to be scoring regularly.
“I just don’t think Ighalo is the player they are looking for.”
Ighalo has scored 11 goals in 15 appearances across all competitions this season.
He has 18 months left on his contract with Al Shabab.