Mario Gomez, the 22-year-old Stuttgart forward has already attracted Newcastle United, but we wonder why the club have made no formal offer for the player yet.
Mario Gomez – Newcastle maintain their interest in big German striker
In the 9 caps he already has for Germany he has scored 6 goals and in the 89 games heâ€™s placed for his club team Stuttgart, heâ€™s scored an amazing 39 goals.
So goal-scoring seems to come easy to this 6â€™3â€ German, who has represented his country at every level from U17. His father is Spanish and his mother is German, which explains his name.
His nickname of â€˜Mr Reliableâ€™ is due to his consistency in scoring goals, and the youngster is drawing interest from a few of Europeâ€™s biggest clubs.
Gomez could well partner Klose up front for the Germans in Euro 2008, due to start this Saturday, and after a prolific season in the German Bundesliga last year, he could prove to be one of the stars of the tournament.
But thatâ€™s our point.
If the 2007 German Player of Year is a star in the upcoming Euro 2008 tournament, then there will be many more clubs after him, who are currently better placed than Newcastle to secure the player.
If he has a poor or average tournament, then weâ€™d have a chance to sign him, but then would we want to?
Thatâ€™s the difficulty Newcastle face right now, since we again finished in the bottom half of the Premier league, for the second season running, and we cannot offer European football to these top players we want and need.
We’ll just have to bring in the very best talent we can this summer, but we think our best chance is to go in early for players and not to wait, when everybody else will be looking for the same players.