The News Of The World is reporting this morning that Newcastle have approached Everton about signing their forward Victor Anichebe.
Victor Anichebe – Newcastle said to be interested
It seems to be true that Newcastle manager Chris Hughton wants to add a striker to his squad for the new season, before the transfer window closes at the end of the month.
The 22-year-old Nigerian international could well be the player to help score the goals that will keep Newcastle safe next season, and certainly he fits the profile of transfer targets for the Newcastle club this summer – good young players who can still improve once they arrive on Tyneside.
Anichebe has just 12 months left on his contract at Goodison Park and the report suggests that Everton are prepared to cash in on the player, if they are offered around £1.5M, which Newcastle could afford.
But that seems low for a player of Anichebe’s potential, and the 6’1″ forward already has 92 first class appearances for Everton with 12 goals since 2005, and he has so far appeared 4 times for Nigeria
We have no idea if this report in the NOTW is true or not, but we think for £1.5M Victor would be a very good acquisition for the Newcastle club.
What do you think?