NUFC ‘interested’ in January deal to sign Brazilian striker – Report

According to reports in Belgium this afternoon, Newcastle are ‘waiting in the wings’ over a deal to sign Club Brugge star ‘Wesley’ – despite claims that Cardiff have made the first move for the the striker.

It was reported a few months ago that club scouts had watched the 6ft 3′ striker during Brugge’s 1-1 draw with Monaco in the Champions League – something I can believe given the Belgian league is the sort of ‘value for money’ division Rafa may be forced to shop in this month.

Whilst 10 goals and 6 assists in 27 games is hardly prolific at a decent club in the Belgian league, Wesley is still just 22 – also having the sort of size and stature to suggest he could cut it physically in a lone striker role.

Just like Diagne – a striker scoring goals in the Turkish league who we were linked with just a few days ago – you’d think Wesley would be an affordable option, but whether he’s anywhere near good enough to fire us to safety is a completely separate matter.

Not only that, I’d seriously question whether we’d be willing to spend more than the likes of Cardiff – a side whose owner will probably show more ambition to secure safety than our very own Mike Ashley.

Here’s him in action:

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

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