Spanish media outlet El Demarsque are reporting that Newcastle United are one of THREE Premier League clubs eyeing up a move for Real Madrid misfit Lucas Vazquez.
Vazquez, who had been linked with the club during Rafa Benitez’s spell in charge, has spent his whole career in Madrid other than a year out on loan at Espanyol, but he’s expected to leave the La Liga giants in the new year.
Throughout his time at Los Blancos he has struggled to become a first-team regular, however, this is hardly surprising considering the investment that goes into that in attacking areas.
There is no doubt that Vazquez obviously has the quality to improve this Newcastle side but, at 28 and on high wages, it remains to be seen whether a singing like this would fit in with the club’s current recruitment structure.
El Demarsque also claim that West Ham and Wolves are in the frame for his signature – two sides who seem more likely to sign him given the sort of buys both clubs have sanctioned over the past few years.
Vasquez would be a coup and could improve this Newcastle side, but is the signing of a winger really necessary?
A proven striker to take the burden off 22-year-old Joelinton would likely be a priority, and with Saint-Maximin, Almiron, Christian Atsu and even Matt Ritchie all playing out wide, it seems unlikely that the club would break the bank to bring in an ageing and expensive winger in January.