Sky Sports have revealed FIVE names on Newcastle United’s radar as we step up our search for a striker ahead of Saturday’s huge clash with Watford.
As shared by Sky presenter’ Rob Wotton this morning (see below), it’s believed Bayer Leverkusen’s Patrik Schick, Liverpool’s Divock Origi, Zenit St Petersburg’s Sardar Azmoun, Burnley’s Chris Wood and Bournemouth’s Dominic Solanke are all targets.
They report that Bayer Leverkusen have slapped a £50m price tag on Schick’s head, making that one ‘unlikely’ as things stand, however it’s no surprise they’re demanding such a fee after the Euro 2020 star has started the season with 17 goals in just 15 Bundesliga appearances.
Keith Downie also reports that we’re yet to make an approach for Wood as of yet, despite The Telegraph claiming just yesterday that we’d been in touch with Burnley over a move for the 30-year-old Kiwi.
Here’s the update in full, which claims we are ‘desperately’ trying to sign a striker after losing Callum Wilson for another two months:
Schick would be a huge statement of intent, however that seems a long shot for a whole host of reasons.
If that one can’t happen, a move for Divock Origi could make sense from our perspective, but would Liverpool really let him go during a month where Salah and Mane are missing at AFCON?