L’Equipe in France are reporting today that Newcastle have not been successful in a late bid today for 22 year-old Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi.
Newcastle had been interested in the Belgian striker earlier in this transfer window but the word from Marseille is they didn´t want to sell this month.
22 year-old Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi
A bid was made and the news is that the bid was immediately turned down – so here again Newcastle have tried a second time – as we did with Alexandre Lacazette of Lyon a few days ago – to go back in to try to sign one of our top targets in France.
It seems obvious Newcastle know we need a top striker coming in – from somewhere.
L´Equipe are reporting that both Tottenham and Stoke have also expressed an interest in the in-demand striker who is very likely to leave Marseille in the summer.
And he could be a target for Newcastle in the summer if we retain our Premier League status.
Batshuayi joined Marseille from Standard Liege in the summer of 2014 and since then he has played 60 games for the south of France club with 25 goals and 8 assists.
This season he has 15 goals in 32 total appearances for Marseille and has been in excellent form.
This is an unexpected bid from Newcastle so maybe there could be other surprises today if we cannot get Berahino through the door and go after some other targets.
Maybe even Blackburn’s Scottish striker Jordan Rhodes?