Wolfsburg striker Bas Dost has been on fire in the Bundesliga this season since late January, and he has seven goals in his last seven games, and 18 goals in his total 23 appearances for Wolfsburg who remain in second place in the Bundesliga 10 points behind Bayern Munich, but 7 points ahead of 3rd placed Borussia Monchengladbach.
Bas Dost – 25 year-old 6’5″ tall Dutch striker
As we reported this morning, Newcastle have been linked with the striker who gained his first cap in the 1-1 home draw on Saturday night against Turkey in Amsterdam, in the Euro 2016 qualifiers.
Bas has scored 13 goals since after the winter break, but he is not too happy at all with the way the German club treated him before the winter break came in early December.
In that period earlier this season he often wasn’t even in the match day squad, and made only 6 appearances for the club – but he has come alive after the winter break.
This is what Dost told RTV Drenthe:
“It all looks nice now, but I won’t forget the period before 6th December.” “I had to spent long hours on the stands; I will definitely weigh in that period when I will make my choice about my future.”
It’s Dos’ goal-scoring ability that have Wolfsburg on a rich run of results which have taken them 10 points behind leaders Bayern Munich.
Wolfsburg walloped 4-1 Bayern at home on January 30th, with Bos scoring a brace.
The news is that Premier League clubs Newcastle United, Southampton, Stoke and Swansea are clubs said to be tracking the player, with a view to signing him in the summer.
A couple of years ago we would have said Newcastle had an excellent chance of signing the big Dutchman with competition from those clubs.
But Southampton, Swansea and Stoke have shown in the last couple of years they are more ambitious than Newcastle, and more willing to pay out the big bucks to get good players in.
And all three clubs are above Newcastle in the league table currently, and the closest is Stoke who are still 7 points above us, with Swansea and Southampton even higher up the Premier League table with much better goal differences than us.
We hope Newcastle can show a lot more ambition in this summer transfer window, so we can start building a good side for the future.
And that means keeping our best players as well as bringing in some top players to strengthen the squad.
But you just never know with Newcastle.
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