Sky Sports claim Newcastle United are one of several Premier League sides who’ve been watching Strasbourg forward Ludovic Ajorque.
They report that Newcastle, Wolves, Everton, West Ham, Nottingham Forest, Leicester, Fulham and Bournemouth all had scouts watching the 28-year-old Frenchman in action over the weekend amid claims he could be available.
Last season, the 6ft 6 man had an impressive year as he bagged 12 goals and eight assists in a campaign that saw Strasbourg narrowly miss out on European football, finishing sixth.
Here’s what Sky’s Kaveh Solkehol had to say on the striker, revealing a long list of Premier League clubs who watched the big man in a pre-season friendly clash with Liverpool’s second string on Sunday:
“I’m told the clubs that watched him yesterday were Wolves, Everton, Leicester, West Ham, Fulham, Nottingham Forest, Bournemouth and Newcastle.
“He’s someone we might be hearing a lot more from.”
The towering striker – who only made his top-flight debut four years ago – would certainly be a cheaper alternative for Eddie Howe, who is desperate to add to his attacking talent in this window.
With 28 goals in his last two seasons, the Frenchman clearly has an eye for goal and could be a viable option as back-up to Callum Wilson should the club want to save funds to spend on a more expensive winger.