There was news a couple of weeks ago in the Sunday People that Newcastle scouts have been watching 27 year-old French striker Kevin Gameiro, who is currently at Sevilla in Spain.
Kevin Gameiro – 27 year-old Sevilla striker
Newcastle were after Kevin when he was still at Lorient back in the summer of 2011, and at that time he was our number one target, before signing on at new money-bags club PSG.
While at Lorient for three seasons from 2008, Kevin scored 56 goals in 120 appearances with 19 assists, but he had a tough two years at PSG where he played only 23 times with two goals.
He moved toi Sevilla in July, 2013 for £8M, but he has resurrected his career in Spain and would probably cost around £10M in the summer.
Chief Scout Graham Carr has been reported at Sevilla games this season, and it’s generally thought he is watching Gameiro – well at least according to the Spanish press.
Newcastle have made Spain a top country for potential new players this season, partly because of the success we have had with 21 year-old Ayoze Perez, who has been excellent at Newcastle in his very first season.
The news in the last week is that Newcastle have made 20 year-old Slovakian striker Aleksandar Mitrovic of Anderlecht our number one striker target, but we will be hard pressed to get him to Tyneside, because some big clubs interested in him.
So it’s more likely that a striker lower down the list will be signed by the club, and Kevin is one of those possibilities.
The 8 times capped French International has 12 goals and 45 assists in 28 games for Sevilla this season, and he’s scored 33 goals with 10 assists in his 71 total appearances for the Spanish club.
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