Rafa Benitez Reported After Spanish Striker

Newcastle are said to be considering a move for 21 year-old Spanish striker Jose Naranjo, according to a report coming out of Spain.

Naranjo (full name – Jose Manuel García Naranjo) is said to be available for €3M (£2.38M ) due to a release clause in his current contract which lasts for another two years.

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21 year-old Gimnastic striker Jose Naranjo

He plays at Spanish second division side Gimnastic de Tarragona and the news is being reported by
Spanish media outlet Cadena Ser.

The youngster stands just under 6ft tall and scored 15 goals in 34 games last season, but the Championship will still be a step up for the young striker from the Spanish Segundo.

While he can play as an out-and-out striker he can also play on either wing.

The young striker only moved to Gimnastic last year from Recreativo and signed a three year deal at the time.

Benitez will bring an experienced striker into the ranks this summer at Newcastle and that’s not Jose – who seems to be one for the future.

We assume Rafa has been alerted to the youngster via his multiple contacts in Spain.

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