The Greek press is reporting that Newcastle are keeping tabs on 25-year-old Olympiakos striker Konstantinos Mitroglou, who has 28 caps and eight goals for Greece.
Konstantinos_Mitroglou – 6’2″ Greek International striker
The Greek International has been in excellent form these last two seasons for his club side, and he’s got 17 goals in 15 games this season, and last season he scored 20 goals in 42 appearances, so he can certainly put the ball in the net.
It could be that Newcastle use Papiss Cisse in a part exchange deal, but we’d be very surprised if Papiss is not with the club come this summer., but you never know.
Liverpool and Arsenal are also interested in the 6’2″ striker, who seems to be available for the reasonable transfer fee of around £7.5M.
The greek striker’s coach Jose Miguel Michel talked about his striker:
“We’ve known for some time that there has been interest from many clubs, but that’s only logical considering how well he has been doing lately.”
“There have been no concrete proposals so far, but if he keeps on doing well, it’s going to be hard to keep him.”
Alan Pardew has said that Newcastle would like to sign a couple of players in the January transfer window, and certainly a top target has to be a striker, so it will be interesting to see if Konstantinos Mitroglou is indeed one of our targets.
From what we can tell he looks a very decent player, as you can see in this video – if you can stand the music. 😀[youtube id=”AIbbZGNpcR8″ mode=”normal” align=”left”]
What do you think?
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