Newcastle are eyeing up a summer move for French striker Evann Guessand, according to the Daily Mail.
They report that we are battling Premier League rivals Southampton for his signature, with the highly-rated OGC Nice man a former a teammate of Allan Saint-Maximin’s following their time together in France.
The 19-year-old stands 6ft 1′ tall, being described as a ‘strong, fast and technically gifted’ player in Matt Barlow’s piece for The Mail.
Guessand – a France youth international with Ivorian roots – has just enjoyed an impressive loan spell with Swiss side Lausanne Sport, bagging 7 goals and 4 assists in 22 starts.
One of those strikes was a contender for goal of the season, with him netting this scorpion-style flick over his own shoulder to help his loan club come back from two down against FC Zurich. Watch the stunning goal below!
With us set to release Andy Carroll at the end of the season and lacking spark up top when Callum Wilson is injured, a move for an exciting young talent like Guessand could be a smart and cost-effective move this summer.
Another name to watch as we approach this summer’s transfer window.