The Daily Mail is reporting that Newcastle are making a £12M move for 27 year-old French International striker Andre-Pierre Gignac.
Andre-Pierre Gignac – 27 year-old Marseilles striker
The Frenchmen plays for Marseilles, and he has played 16 times with four goals for France, and he has been described as an English style center-forward but he doesn’t seem to score many goals.
And some have said he plays like Alan Shearer, but he doesn’t seem to score the number of goals that Alan scored, and since joining Marseilles from Toulouse in 2010, he has scored 32 goals in 101 appearances for Marseilles.
While at Toulouse for four seasons, before joining Marseilles, he scored 28 goals in 116 appearances.
The France international has been a sometime target of Everton and Fulham, and apparently he has been scouted for some time by Newcastle Chief Scout Graham Carr.
It seems that things are heating up now at Newcastle especially for strikers, and we’ve been liked with Wilfried Bony, St Etienne striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Aston Villa striker Darren Bent ion the last week.
It’s hard to know whether this news is true, but Newcastle need at least two good strikers brought in this summer, and it would be good to get the first one through the door as soon as possible.
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