Newcastle have been linked this year with 26 year-old Wolfsburg striker Bas Dost, and the Dutch striker made his International debut earlier this year, and had an incredible second half of the season with Wolfsburg to propel up the league table.
Bas Dost – Wolfsburg’s 26 year-old striker
Bas ended up scoring 20 goals for Wolfsburg in 36 total games and of those 16 were scored in the Bundesliga in just 21 appearances, and his conversion rate of chances ended up at 41%, the highest in Europe of any striker.
There are a number of good strikers at Wolfsburg who finished the season in second place in the Bundesliga, and 10 points behind Champions Bayern Munich, so they have qualified for the Champions League next season.
And it remains to be seen if Bas would want to join Newcastle, who have never qualified for the Champions league since Sir Bobby Robson was managing the club back in 2003.
Southampton are the other club who have been linked with the striker this year, and the Saints are now an ambitious club who have stated their goal in to qualify for the Champions League in England.
Bas is just one of a number of strikers Newcastle go after this summer, although it’s likely the Magpies will want to bring in at least one English striker into the club, with Charlie Austin of QPR probably being our best chance.
Here’s some information about the Dutch International striker:
Bas Dost made his debut for Holland at the Amsterdam ArenA in late March, replacing defensive midfielder Nigel de Jong after 63 minutes, as Holland drew 1-1 with Turkey with a stoppage time equalizer from Wesley Sneijder.
Bas has been at Wolfsburg for three seasons previously while at Heerenveen for two seasons, Dost scored 52 goals in just 73 total appearances, and he also had 10 assists, so he’s had a good record for a while now.
Bas is a big guy at 6’5″ tall (it’s those hamburgers I tell you), but cannot be accused of being a very quick player, but he does have an eye for goal, and in Germany he has scored 37 goals in 84 total appearances so far for his German club.
Bas Dost would be a good acquisition for Newcastle but he wouldn’t come cheap, after such an excellent second half of the season.
What do you think?