There´s news coming out of the Netherlands that Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren is keen on bringing 6´7¨ striker Bas Dost of Wolfsburg to Tyneside in the January transfer window.
The report is in SoccerNews in the Netherlands and we were linked with the Dutch International striker in the summer, but it appears no move was made by Newcastle.
Bas Dost – 26 year-old Wolfsburg striker
Newcastle are not scoring enough goals with just a goal a game in the first 13 games and it´s one of the positions that needs to be strengthened in January.
At that time it´s expected the spine of the side will be strengthened and that includes center-back, central midfield, striker and even goalkeeper when the winter transfer window opens on January 1st.
Dos is having a very good season for Wolfsburg and has scored 9 goals in 18 total appearances for his German club.
The report suggests that Dost would be open to a move on Tyneside, but the question is whether his club would be willing to sell him halfway through the season.
Few clubs are willing to do that and Newcastle are one of the few clubs who are willing to sell their best players in the January transfer window – if the money is big enough.
We´ve done that with players like Andy Carroll, Demba Ba and Yohan Cabaye since 2011.
Since joining Wolfsburg from Heerenveen in the summer of 2012 Bas has scored 46 goals and had 12 assists in 103 total appearances.
While at Heerenveen for two seasons from 2010 he scored 52 goals and 10 assists in 73 appearances.