There’s news today that Newcastle are still interested in Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette – even though Lyon seem unwilling to let their 23 year-old leave the club.
Alexandre Lacazette – Newcastle target
But it seems that Newcastle still want one more experienced striker on the books this summer, even though we have just signed promising Argentine striker Facundo Ferreyra on loan for the season.
Newcastle are expected to announce the signing of Nottingham Forest players 20 year-old center-back Jamaal Lascelles and 23 year-old goalkeeper Karl Darlow today, and that brings to nine the number of players Newcastle have signed so far this summer.
And it’s still possible that Remy could join Newcastle, either on loan or on a permanent deal, but there are two things that Remy is asking for – a very high wage thought to be as much as £80K/week and he wants to move to a Champions League club – that are putting Newcastle off the player who was on loan last season.
With Lacazette, there may be a chance to use Ben Arfa in a part exchange deal, since Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas has said he would like the French winger to return to the club he first started at, way back in 20002, and we reported on that possibility late last night.
This has been an excellent transfer window for Newcastle so far, and it still seems that Newcastle are still determined to add to their squad before the end of the transfer window.
That cannot be bad.
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