Newcastle have been linked with a lot of strikers over the last few days, and they include QPR’s 25 year-old Charlie Austin, West Brom’s 21 year-old Saido Berahino, 21 year-old Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford and 22 year-old Malaga striker Juanmi.
Charlie Austin seems to be Newcastle’s number one striker target, but it’s hard to know who would be next in line – but according to the Mirror Newcastle have made a bid of £9M for Wolfsburg striker Bas Dost – all 6’5″ of him – and they have offered him a four year deal.
Bas Dost – Newcastle have reportedly bid £9M
Dost had a great second half to the season with 20 goals in 36 total appearances for his club, after he had started the season as their third choice striker, and his goals powered Wolfsburg into the runners-up position in the Bundesliga behind only Bayern Munich.
The news in the Mirror is that we are in with a £9M bid for the Dutch International – and that seems a decent bid for a player who still has two years left on his contract at Wolfsburg.
Steve McClaren was the Wolfsburg manager for seven months in 2011 after leaving FC Twente, after the club had just won their first ever Dutch Championship, but Bas Dost didn’t join from Heerenveen until the summer of 2012.
There’s still plenty of time in the transfer window of course, and not much transfer business has been conducted this summer, but it’s important Newcastle get some players in over the next couple of weeks – and maybe one of them will be Bas Dost.
We wouldn’t be surprised if the news in the Mirror is accurate.