The Newcastle United recruitment team have been busy since January, and have already scouted a number of potential Newcastle targets.
Luis Fabiano – off to Real Madrid?
Dennis Wise, Vice-President Tony Jimenez and Chief Scout Jeff Vetere have all been busy looking at various players, most of them young.
They have run the rule over the following players:
Brazilian striker Luis Fabiano of Seville â€“ a club with whom Jimenez is well connected. However, it is expected that Real Madrid could be first in the queue for the player.
St Etienne striker Bafetimbi Gomis is also a target and weâ€™ve covered the player many times on this site.
But Gomisâ€™ transfer fee will have risen now that he has been preferred in the French squad to the 30-year-old Juventus striker David Trezeguet. The squad was named over the weekend for Euro 2008. The striker, who stands just under 6’3″ tall, is yet to be capped by France.
Dennis Wise is also keen on Bournemouthâ€™s young Welsh Under-21 striker Sam Vokes, and would have already done a deal had not the south coast club gone into administration.
He has already played 53 times for the South Coast side and scored 16 goals. Sam has played 9 times for the Welsh Under-21 side, and scored 4 goals.
He is still available and may be one of the youngsters we bring in during the summer for the future, and 18 year-old Vokes has already said heâ€™d just love to come to Tyneside. That’s good.
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