Newcastle have been linked with Arsenal striker Joel Campbell over the past two months, and there was some press over the weekend that suggests that Newcastle are moving in and trying to sign the player.
Joel Campbell – 21 year-old striker on loan at Olympiacos
Joel has been on loan this season to Olympiacos,and he’s had a good season there, and in all competitions he’s played 39 games and scored 12 goals and has 12 assists – which isn’t a bad record at all.
The 21 year-old Costa Rican International was signed by Arsenal in August of 2011, but he failed to get a work permit to play in England, and so was sent out on loan to French club Lorient for that season.
The next season he was sent on loan to Spanish club Real Betis, and this season, as we mentioned, he has been at top Greek side Olympiacos, and last summer he was granted a work permit to play in England.
While at Lorient he scored three goals in 25 appearances, and in Spain at Real Betis he scored only two goals in 32 appearances, but he seems to have come on well this season and he’s still only 21.
It’s likely that Arsenal will allow the youngster to leave in the summer, and with Papiss Cisse maybe the only striker Newcastle will retain this summer, and that’s not even a certainty – we need a number of goal-scorers brought into the club over the summer months – and the sooner the better.
Campbell has 31 caps for Costa Rica and 9 international goals, and he can play as an out-and-out striker or out on the wing.
What do you think?