One of the players that Newcastle could be interested in is Klaas-Jan Huntelaar currently of Schalke 04.
Huntelaar-Club career has gone wayward of late
Huntelaar was the darling of Dutch football back when he starred for Ajax where he scored an amazing 76 goals in 92 appearances for the Amsterdam Club. That included two back to back seasons of 36 goals each. That was in the underwhelming Eredivisie but an impressive tally nonetheless.
He then made his big money move to Real Madrid in the dreaded January transfer window in 2009. At Madrid, he lasted only half a season before moving to AC Milan and then Schalke 04 this past season.
His scoring ratio dropped dramatically in the more competitive La Liga, Serie A, and Bundesliga as he managed only 27 goals in 84 games over the past 2 1/2 seasons. Though for a player switching leagues three times in such a short span that in not an embarrassing total.
Huntelaar could be available in the range of £10-12mil and would be a great capture for that amount of money. He is only 27 and is a Dutch International who still scores prolifically for his country. However I think this move would be doubtful since it would be his fourth league in as many years.
Though the past is the best predictor of future events. And I wouldn’t put it past Newcastle to be interested in a player with Huntelaar’s pedigree. What do you think?