Newcastle linked with ambitious move to sign striker after impressive 23-goal season – Report

According to reports in Portugal, Newcastle are interested in Porto’s Moussa Marega – the 27-year-old striker who bagged an impressive 23 goals and 8 assists during the 2017/18 season.

This is not the first time we’ve been linked with a Porto striker, with Vincent Aboubakar’s name having done the rounds this time last year, however a deal to sign Marega would not come cheap.

Record – the Portuguese outlet reporting our interest – claim that he has a €40m release clause in his contract, stating the last season’s Liga NOS champions prefer not to sell him this summer – and you can see why given he was their top scorer last season.

Although these players rarely tend to cost as much as their inflated release clauses suggest they will, it does seem like he may be a player out of our reach if our budget is as modest as some suggest it may be.

Just incase something comes of it, here’s the powerful 6ft 1′ striker n action:

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