Ed Aarons of the Guardian – as noted in Chronicle Live – is reporting today that Newcastle have withdrawn their interest in Brentford striker Scott Hogan, who is currently joint third top scorer in the Championship with 14 goals.
Brentford are asking £15M for him and are likely to hold out for that amount with the news today that Premier league club Watford have made an £8M bid for the 24 year-old who has spent much of his time in the lower leagues.
Scott Hogan – Newcastle withdraw interest
The Guardian claims that West Ham are also interested, but as for Newcastle – that’s one transfer target we can cross off the (long) list.
It seems our number one striker target is Callum Wilson of Bournemouth who scored a penalty last night in the game at home to Arsenal.
It was some game that saw the home side 3-0 up after 70 minutes only for Arsenal to come storming back and to equalize in stoppage time to get a 3-3 draw.
Callum Wilson – played well against Arsenal
Callum looked very quick and the speed of the former Coventry striker and some of the other Bournemouth players up front caused the Gunners all kinds of trouble at the back.
But it’s just a pity the Cherries couldn’t hold on for what could have been one of their best results ever.
Callum would be a good signing for Newcastle, but we just cannot see him wanting to leave Bournemouth for Newcastle this month – it would be a surprise if we can get him in.
Maybe in the summer?