Newcastle’s main goal before Tuesday afternoon at 5:00pm. when the transfer window closes, is to get Ireland skipper Robbie Keane to Newcastle on loan.
Rick van Wolfswinkel – Newcastle interested in Dutch striker?
But the Daily Mail late today, are reporting that Newcastle are planning a move for Dutch 21 year-old striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel.
The youngster is currently at Utrecht, and hit a terrific hat-trick last week against Glasgow Celtic, when they hammered the Scottish giants 4-0 at home.
Van Wolfswinkel recently made his senior international debut for Holland in a 1-1 draw against the Ukraine, and fits the profile of the type of player Newcastle owner Mike Ashley wants to bring to Newcastle – youngsters who are already good, but have not yet reached their full potential.
The player has scored 12 goals already this season and Dutch sources are claiming Newcastle have been closely monitoring the player recently, and are ready to bring him to Tyneside.
The player moved to Utrecht last year from Vitesse, and in 78 first class games so far, he’s scored 32 goals, not a bad start at all to his career.
Liverpool were recently linked with an £8M move for van Wolfswinkel, but that fee seems way too expensive for the Tyneside club, so it will be interesting to see if Newcastle can bring in more than Robbie Keane before Tuesday afternoon.
We’d be very happy at getting the 30 year-old Ireland captain to Newcastle by Tuesday, that’s for sure.