News today that Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur are fighting it out for Lille striker Moussa Sow.
Moussa Sow – are Newcastle interested?
Sow had an excellent season last season playing for the eventual French Champions, and since Newcastle were watching Yohan Cabaye, who joined them in the summer for a bargain €5M price tag, they will know all about Moussa Sow.
The Senegal international striker finished as top goalscorer last season with 25 goals, and so far has 8 goals in 19 appearances this season for Lille in all competitions, and has attracted attention from some big clubs like Arsenal, Liverpool and Spurs.
But we’re not sure this report in Caughoffside has much truth to it, and the news that seems more accurate is that Newcastle have already agreed a deal to buy Modibo Maiga from Sochaux for around £6M, and the Tyneside club will triple the 24 year-old Mali International’s wages.
But with Demba Ba looking such a good goalscorer this season with 8 goals in 11 appearances for Newcastle, and Leon Best having improved further this season, Newcastle should be fine with just one new striker coming in during the January transfer window.
Newcastle have been linked with a number of strikers they could possibly go for in January, and they also include 21 year-old Luuk de Jong of FC Twente and 26 year-old Papiss Demba Cisse of SC Freiburg.
Pappis Demba Cisse is another Senegal International, who has hit 37 goals in 50 appearances for the German club since the 26 year-old joined them from Metz in early January last year.
So Newcastle are after some good strikers, and while this report could be true, it seems as though Maiga will be the one arriving in January.
What do you think?