Newcastle need to bring in a striker in this January’s transfer window and maybe the two top favorites are Gomis, who we were after last summer, and now comes a t a reduced fee, and Heerenveen striker Alfred Finnbogason, who would cost around £5M.
Luuk de Jong – 23 year-old former Newcastle target
But a former target, Dutchman Luuk de Jong is being made available by his new club Borussia Monchengladbach, and since he moved there in preference to Newcastle eighteen months ago, he’s had a rough time of it.
The German club paid around £12M for the striker in June of last year, but he’s not had a successful time of it in Germany, and could be available for about half that price next summer, but it seems that his German club would like to loan him out next month.
The Mirror is reporting today that Stoke City are also looking at a January move for the 23-year-old 7 times capped Dutch International.
It’s difficult to know who Newcastle have as their number one striker target next month, but it would seem reasonable that it would still be Bafe Gomis, who is six months older and about £5M cheaper than he was when we were after him last summer.
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