There are reports that Newcastle have been tracking Anderlecht striker Dieumerci Mbokani, the DR Congo International, and other clubs thought to be interested in the 26 year-old include Everton and of course Sunderland.
Dieumerci Mbokani – 26 year-old Anderlecht striker
Newcastle only have three proven strikers on their books, and for top clubs at least four strikers is the norm, but whether Newcastle will try to bring in Mbokani in January or next summer, we don’t know.
Mbokani was brought in from Monaco a year last summer to replace Romelu Lukaku,. who joined Chelsea and is now on a season long loan deal at West Brom.
Mbokani has a decent goals record at Anderlecht and in 30 games has scored 15 goals for the side, but of course how he would perform at the highest levels in the English Premier League is an open question.
And the player is right on the edge of being too old for Newcastle as he turns 27 in November, and Newcastle’s three strikers are all currently 26 or older, so on age alone, Dieumerci may not be a wise signing, and we would expect Newcastle to bring in a younger player, if they are to fortify the squad in January or next summer.
He has played 16 times for the DR Congo with 6 goals and was born in Kinshasa, Zaire (now called DR Congo).
We’re not sure this lad would be a good signing for the club.
What do you think?
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