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.
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.