Newcastle United could land top striker for £35m

Newcastle United continue their scouting mission across Europe as they have identified a quality striker in the Bundesliga.

Newcastle United are still waiting for the Premier League to announce their decision regarding the takeover of the club, but that hasn’t stopped the recruiting team from doing their job.

Because of the takeover, Newcastle United were initially linked with a wide range of Europe’s best players, but things have toned down quite a bit.

The Magpies’ attack has slowly started to come back to life as more attackers have gotten involved in the action. So far this season, Joelinton, Dwight Gayle, Miguel Almiron and Allan Saint-Maximin have scored a combined total of eight goals.

While it is great to see their names land on the stat sheet as of late, their offensive output is far from where it should be. Overall, the club has only scored 29 goals this season.

As a result, Steve Nickson, the club’s head of recruitment, has been working with his team to make a list of transfer targets that could improve the quality of the front line. According to a local report (via BILD), Newcastle United have turned their attention to Wolfsburg’s striker Wout Weghorst.

The 27-year-old has only been with the German outfit for two seasons, but has made the most of his time with the club, as can be seen by his scoring record. Weghorst scored 17 goals and provided seven assists in 34 league games last season, and he currently has 16 goals and three assists to his name in 32 games this term.

The Dutchman is a lethal finisher in front of goal and that is exactly what Newcastle United need in order to elevate their status in the top flight, with or without the takeover. According to German media, as mentioned in the report above, Wolfsburg would accept an offer of £35m for his services.

Newcastle United have signed two strikers from the Bundesliga for a combined fee of around £50m when they brought in Yoshinori Muto and Joelinton, but both players have been major disappointments. Unlike Muto and Joelinton, Weghorst has a proven track record as a striker and is confident in front of goal.

Newcastle United need all the help they can get up top, and if Wolfsburg are only asking for £35m, the Magpies’ front office should jump at the opportunity.

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