The Mirror is reporting that Newcastle are still interested in signing 25 year-old Burnley striker Andre Gray, but that we will face competition from West Ham, Tottenham, Everton and Zenit St Petersburg, although it is understood that Andre is not keen on playing in Russia.
Andre has only one year left on his contract at the Turf Moor club and if Burnley get offers this summer they will have to decide whether to accept the offer, or risk losing the player for nothing next summer, or for a reduced price in the January transfer window.
Andre Gray – Newcastle interested in 25 year-old striker
Tottenham are reported to be keen on the player, but Andre would probably not get much playing time at the London club where competition for places up front is severe.
The news in the Mirror is that Burnley would be happy to do business with Newcastle for Gray.
That’s because the Magpies are one of the few clubs in the Premier League who pay for their players up front in cool cash – and that’s a significant advantage for Newcastle in the transfer market.
We can even get better deals because we pay the fee in full up front.
Andre moved to Burnley from Brentford back in 2015 and since he’s been at the Turf Moor club he’s played 77 games and scored 33 goals with 10 assists – which is not a bad return at all.
While he was at Brentford for two season in the Championship he played 52 games and scored 20 goals with 10 assists.
This season he’s played 35 times for Burnley in total with 10 goals and 2 assists – he’s scored 9 of his goals in the Premier League in 31 appearances..
What do you think?