The People are reporting today that Newcastle United are interested in signing Brazilian striker Willian Jose this summer.
Willian joined Real Sociedad last July and he has had a decent season with 11 goals in 28 games for the Spanish club.
Newcastle have missed too many chances this season and have therefore dropped too many points because of that, so the news is that Rafa wants to bring in two top strikers in the summer who can score the goals for Newcastle – in the Premier League.
Willian Jose – Real Sociedad 25 year-old striker
And Everton are also interested in the 25 year-old as a potential replacement for Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku, who is expected to leave the Goodison Park club this summer.
Manchester United and Chelsea are both said to be more than interested in signing Lukaku this summer.
The news today is that Rafa wants to bring in six top players for Newcastle in the summer and presumably Willian Jose is one of our targets.
The news was in the Chronicle and owner Mike Ashley is said to be backing Rafa in the transfer market this summer.
The fee for Willian is said to be around £25M and that would be a record transfer fee for Newcastle United, beating the £17M we paid to Real Madrid for Michael Owen in August, 2005.
Willian Jose played from 2011-2016 for Deportivo Maldonado in Uruguay, but during that time he was loaned out to 8 different clubs and played primarily in Brazil and La Liga.
He played for Sao Paulo, Santos and Real Madrid during that time.
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