17-goal striker ‘prefers’ to join NUFC this summer – but only on one condition – Report

Despite claims that Wesley Moraes is ‘closing in’ on a move to Lazio, the Chronicle say a ‘source close to the striker’ has told them he prefers a move to Newcastle…IF Rafa Benitez remains in charge.

This comes after Calciomercato claimed today that the Club Brugge star was edging closer to a €18m to Italy, however it’s been revealed in the Chronicle’s live blog this afternoon that Newcastle is his preferred destination.

That said, it seems the Brazilian’s potential move to Tyneside could be dependant on Rafa Benitez – giving us more proof why it’s vital we keep a hold of the Spaniard this summer.

It was reported by the Chronicle last week that Rafa had contacted the 22-year-old striker over a potential move and the player’s agent also confirmed our interest last week – with he too suggesting that Benitez’s future would play a big part in any deal.

Wesley may not be a hugely high-profile or marquee signing, but there’s no denying that Benitez can play a big part when it comes to us attracting certain players or convincing them to join us over rival bidders.

The 6ft 3′ striker bagged 17 goals and 10 assists last season and has also been linked with West Ham.

One to watch this summer – especially if Rafa signs a new deal!

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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.

4 thoughts on “17-goal striker ‘prefers’ to join NUFC this summer – but only on one condition – Report

  1. Pinocchio:
    Your just as bad as the chronicle it’s last weeks news

    It’s an update from their live blog today in response to TODAY’S claims from Italy that Lazio are signing him for 18m..


  2. Is he a centre forward coz I Can’t get that excited about this… Mitrovic came from that league with a better scoring record ..


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