There was news in the Chronicle yesterday that Newcastle were in advanced talks for Wolfsburg striker Bas Dost, but today it looks like Newcastle have some competition for the 6’5″ Dutch striker.
Bas Dost Wolfsburg and Dutch International striker
Wolfsburg Sporting Director Klaus Allofs has said that top German club Borussia Dortmund are now interested in signing Bas Dost.
If the news is to be believed than we have already put in a £9M bid for the Dutchman and offered him a four year contract.
But of course it’s the summer transfer window and the Newcastle have already been linked with 89 players – so it’s a normal summer for Newcastle.
At the start of last season Dost was Wolfsburg’s third striker, but he had an excellent second half of the season and ended up scoring 20 goals in 36 appearance.
That propelled Wolfsburg to second place in the Bundesliga and into next season’s Champions League.
Bas Dost would be a good addition to Newcastle’s squad – if we can get him over the line.
But Newcastle make signing new players look very difficult – unlike some other clubs – like Tottenham and Swansea as two good examples.