Newcastle have made an enquiry for AC Milan forward M’Baye Niang, according to reports from Gazzetta dello Sport.
Newcastle United have been in the market to strengthen their squad this summer with quality players as they prepare to avoid relegation from the Premier League and the Magpies are currently hopeful of improving their attacking department on deadline day.
A host of names have been linked with Newcastle in recent times and now according to reports from Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport, the Tyneside based outfit are plotting a move for M’Baye Niang after placing an enquiry.
Niang had featured for Watford last season on loan but was unable to impress with only two goals in 16 appearances for the Hornets and he will surely hope to perform much better in the Premier League, if the reported transfer to Newcastle goes through.
Newcastle will be short of forwards should they lose last season’s top scorer Dwight Gayle and Aleksandar Mitrovic on deadline day and as a result, Niang will be a decent addition.
Manager Rafa Benitez has been crying for quality signings all summer long but was unable to bring in the players of the desired pedigree to St. James’ Park throughout the transfer window due to the lack of support from the club’s board.
Niang will, however, surely represent the quality expected by the Spaniard as he has the experience of having played at the highest level for AC Milan.