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Newcastle Change Direction – Go After New Target

8:02 am, Thursday, January 7th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 8 Comments

With the failure to sign Alexandre Lacazette yesterday, Newcastle will now switch their attentions to another striker we were interested in last summer – 26 year-old as Dost of Wolfsburg.

Bas has 7 Bundesliga goals in 12 appearances for Wolfsburg this season and 9 goals in 17 total appearances – so he’s having another decent season in Germany.

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Bas Dost – new Newcastle striker target

Newcastle were not successful in the summer in getting Dost to Newcastle and it’s always more difficult half way through the season to persuade clubs and players to agree to transfers.

 

Wolfsburg are 7th top of the Bundesliga and still in the Champions League so it would be difficult to see them wanting to sell Bas Dost this month, unless it’s a really good deal for them.

If these reports on Bas Dost are true today, we would expect some bid to be launched soon by Newcastle.

We had hoped a striker could be brought in early in January, but that doesn’t look now like it will happen.

But we’ll just have to wait and see.

Newcastle will probably have to come up with £10M for Dost if we have any chance of signing him in January.

This is his fourth season at Wolfsburg and he has 46 goals in 101 appearances – which is a decent goal scoring record for the 6ft 5ins tall striker.

Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi is also going nowhere this January and has only just signed having signed a new contract and that is probably to protect Marseille’s investment and he could still be sold for big bucks in the summer.

But even if we are still in the Premier league come May it will be difficult for Newcastle to attract this Belgian striker.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Newcastle News · Recruitment · Scouting Network · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target




8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Tsunki // Jan 7, 2016 at 8:09 AM

    Ashley Out!

  • 2 Tsunki // Jan 7, 2016 at 8:10 AM

    Dust Bag! Back to this guy again.

  • 3 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 7, 2016 at 8:10 AM

    Morning Ron…the same one that played Arsenal ? that was an easy one! lol

    Well Ron it is a cup game so there might be one or two changes. More than that would mean McClaren would actually fo some work! I am not sure about that mate.

    firebug…we have problems uniting because we cannot agree on a means to and end!

    …maybe the means shouldn’t be that important. Their are plenty of fronts to fight Ashley from. This seems to be a problem for a lot of posters who just want us to come on here and say “Ashley out”!

    If we were united then should it really matter if we are charging him (Ashley) at different fronts?

  • 4 firebug666 // Jan 7, 2016 at 8:15 AM

    jesper

    There is only one way to get Ashley’s attention, I said it before and often on here, Attack his SD empire, Rangers showed it, and when it was threatened here Ashley made his statement.

    Football protests, fans discontent, Ashley out campaigns, or booing the players means nothing at all to Ashley. But protesting SD or even just the threat of it has him wobbling out with all sorts of offers and concessions.

    If you want to bend Ashley you have to go for his beloved SD.

  • 5 Rotonda heights // Jan 7, 2016 at 8:22 AM

    So not the fast, skilful, mobile goal scorer who can get in behind then, just another lumbering target man. Woo hoo.

  • 6 Geordie-john // Jan 7, 2016 at 9:50 AM

    GET HIM IN. ANOTHER PANIC BUY, WHY NOT EH ?

  • 7 dannitoon // Jan 7, 2016 at 10:07 AM

    We could’ve had both bony and aguayman two seasons ago for under £15m but for some reason our management thought them not good enough for the premiership…

  • 8 c-dog // Jan 7, 2016 at 1:08 PM

    No pace. Would be an awful signing.




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