The Sun are reporting that Newcastle are preparing a move for Marseille’s striker Michy Batshuayi that could cost is more than £15M.
Newcastle are finding it difficult to score goals this season with just 19 goals in the first 19 games played and Graham Carr the Chief Scout has been watching this player all season.
Michy Batshuayi – Marseille and Belgian International striker
The report says that Steve McClaren believes the 22-year-old Belgian striker can help pull Newcastle out of the relegation zone with his goals.
Talks have already begun with Marseilles in the hope that a deal can be reached quickly, but Newcastle are almost certain to receive real competition from bigger clubs.
The news is that Billionaire owner Mike Ashley is willing to spend a fortune in January to keep Newcastle in the Premier League.
One reason for that is the new £5B Premier League rights deal begins next June and will last for three years and Newcastle will likely receive around £135M every May from the league – up from around £80M we have received from the previous three year £3,1B deal.
The 22 year-old 6ft tall striker has scored 14 goals in 25 appearances in all competitions for his club this season.
However, it could prove difficult for Newcastle to persuade the top striker to join us in January when we are in real danger of relegation.