Vincent Aboubakar was heavily linked with a move to St James’ Park in the summer of 2014 and 2017 – and reports in Portugal suggest we might be back in for him several years later.
According to Portuguese outlet Correio da Manhã, we are one of THREE clubs who’ve tabled a bid for the Cameroonian striker.
This comes via Sport Witness, who reveal that ourselves, Espanyol and Danish giants Brøndby have all been credited with bids for the 28-year-old.
That said, the report claims he could be on his way to Spain, with Espanyol favourites to sign him.
In some respects it’s a believable story given our past ‘interest’, our need for a striker and his availability at Porto after losing his place in their side – but it’s worth noting that NUFC-related reports from Portugal have been far more miss than hit of late.
Aboubakar was one of the Portuguese league’s top strikers just a few years ago – with him scoring 26 goals across 2017/18 – however a cruciate knee ligament injury at the start of last season has set him back.
As a result, he’s played just 18 times in the last 18 months, scoring 6 times in the process.