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Newcastle Interested In Bas Dost – Danny Ings Available

1:15 pm, Friday, August 19th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 8 Comments

Newcastle were interested in buying 6ft 5ins striker Bas Dost last summer and if a report today in Portugal is to be believed we are again interested in signing  the 27 year-old Wolfsburg striker.

There is news today in Portugal’s A Bola that the big Wolfsburg striker is also a target for Sporting Lisbon, and Leicester City are also said to be interested in the striker.

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Bas Dost – Newcastle are interested

The report indicates the two English clubs are further along with their inquiries than Sporting are – and Newcastle are said to have made the biggest offer for the 6 times capped Dutch International.

But it could be difficult for Newcastle to persuade the Dutchman to leave the Bundesliga to join a second division English club, especially when the reigning Premier League Champions are also in for him.

Newcastle are well off for cash at the moment as are Leicester City and both English clubs could easily outbid Sporting Lisbon for the Wolfsburg striker.

Since joining Wolfsburg from Heerenveen back in 2012 Bas has scored 47 goals in 115 appearances for the German club including 10 goals in 31 appearances last season.

Rafa Benitez wants to bring in a big striker to supplement Aleksandar Mitrovic and he seems to be going after one or two of our former transfer targets.

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Danny Ings available

There is also news today that former striker target Danny Ings – now at Liverpool  – has been made available for a season long loan by manager Jurgen Klopp –  and Newcastle could be interested.

Danny had  a bad time of it in his first season at Liverpool scoring 3 times in only 9 appearances for the Reds.

But last October in his first training session under new manager Jurgen Klopp, Ings suffered an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) knee injury and was ruled out for the remainder of the season.

That’s the same serious injury picked up by Tim Krul and Rob Elliot last season at Newcastle.

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




8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Mag52 // Aug 19, 2016 at 1:26 PM

    The difficulty of signing decent players for a club in the second division of football is something Rafa has rarely come across in his career, certainly in his recent career, and he must be finding it pretty frustrating.

  • 2 magicmac // Aug 19, 2016 at 1:36 PM

    Danny Ings, would be a perfect fit for Newcastle, he is strong, can hold the ball up, has experience of both the premier league, and the chempionship, can score goals for fun, its an no brainer, i really would love Rafa to bring Danny Ings to the toon. HWTL.

  • 3 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Aug 19, 2016 at 1:40 PM

    Get Danny Ings in with a loan with a view to permanent deal at the end of the season and Peter Crouch on loan for the big target man ! Job Done!

  • 4 toon22 // Aug 19, 2016 at 1:46 PM

    Lee @ 3

    Agree

  • 5 yorkshire_magpie // Aug 19, 2016 at 1:46 PM

    Would have Danny Ings in an instant… If he could stay fit then he would smash tge championship… which he’s already proven!

  • 6 SuperJoeyBarton // Aug 19, 2016 at 1:49 PM

    Ings wont be allowed to leave so go dream about the next name on the list

    Kloppo quote from last week
    “It’s not the same situation as the other two (Balotelli and Benteke),”

    “We’re counting on Ingsy.”

  • 7 JP...from The Rock // Aug 19, 2016 at 2:41 PM

    Any of these two and we will be promoted as champions.
    Dost is a machine at heading the ball, unstoppable.

  • 8 stephen1971 // Aug 19, 2016 at 6:48 PM

    a non starter this one




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