Senegal’s rising star has an open door to join Newcastle United

Newcastle United target Boulaye Dia of Reims. (Photo by Pascal GUYOT / AFP)
Newcastle United target Boulaye Dia of Reims. (Photo by Pascal GUYOT / AFP) /

Newcastle United have an easy path to make a stellar signing in less than two months.

Newcastle United completed some impressive transfer business in the summer, and their £20m investment in Callum Wilson is already paying off. The striker boasts a record of six goals and one assist at this stage in the season, but he needs more help in the final third.

So far, no other player has scored more than two goals, and that needs to change if Newcastle United are to put an end to their scoring woes. Help could be on the way in January if the front office decide to act quickly and table an offer of £13m to Ligue 1 outfit Reims for striker Boulaye Dia.

According to a new report, Reims will not stand in Dia’s way if he decides to accept an offer from either Newcastle United or Brighton. The report goes on to say that Dia received some offers in the summer, but he decided to stay until something better came his way.

Playing in the Premier League will certainly give the Senegalese international plenty to think about, and Newcastle United need a player of his caliber. Dia broke onto the professional scene at the age of 21 during the 2018-19 Ligue 1 campaign with Reims, in which he started eight games and scored three goals.

The following season Dia increased his tally to seven goals in 21 starts, but he is in the spotlight after his hot start this term with eight goals in just as many games. His improved form has led to three recent international call-ups with Senegal, and he is perceived as a rising star in the African nation.

Newcastle United urgently need to add more quality on the front line. Over the last three seasons, the Magpies have only scored an average of 40 goals, and that is nowhere near enough for the club to elevate their status as a top ten regular.

Dia is a striker who is technically gifted and capable of scoring in multiple ways. His dynamic style of play is exactly what Newcastle United need.

Coming from Ligue 1 could also lead to an immediate impact in front of goal as he can quickly establish a good understanding with Allan Saint-Maximin.

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The door is open for Dia to leave, but Newcastle United need to turn their interest into action if they want to beat Brighton to his signature. At 24, Dia is about to enter his prime and the Magpies would regret passing on him.