Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad (AD) is reporting today that Steve McClaren and Newcastle United are in talks for Wolfsburg’s Dutch International striker Bas Dost – who we have been linked with all this year.
Bas Dost 26 year-old Wolfsburg striker
Newcastle seem to be leading the way for our number one striker target Charlie Austin, and there’s even news today that he is willing to sign for Newcastle.
But Newcastle must bring in two strikers this summer, and there’s no time like the present to start bringing players into the club. now that Steve McClaren’s been appointed as the head coach.
Bas is 6’5″ tall and has been at Wolfsburg now for four seasons now but he arrived after McClaren had been sacked by the German club in late 2010.
There will be various reports that now that McClaren has been hired and there’s a new structure to the Newcastle Board of Directors – Newcastle are after a (large) number of targets.
But Newcastle must also move quickly, and hopefully get a number of good new players into the club before pre-season training starts in about three weeks time.
Bas is a powerful player and scored 20 goals in 35 appearances for Wolfsburg last season, in what was a breakout season for the striker.
Dost made his Dutch International debut in March at the Amsterdam ArenA, and came on as a sub after 63 minutes in the 1-1 draw with Turkey in a Euro 2016 qualifier.
In his four years at Wolfsburg he’s played 84 games with 37 goals and he was at Heerenveen before he joined the German club.
In his career he has 114 goals in 247 total appearances, and he played 10 times for the Dutch U21 side and scored five goals.
He would be a good signing for us and an Austin – Bas partnership up front would be a great one for us,