Rafa Benitez Interested In Signing New Winger Target

Newcastle have been interested in Anderlecht winger Frank Acheampong for 18 months now and there is news today in Belgium newspaper DH that we are again interested in signing the player this summer.

And by out reckoning that’s the 98th player we have been reported to be interested in signing this summer, before our reentry back into the Premier League.


The 23 year-old has had a very good season at Anderlecht  and we do expect Rafa Benitez to bring in a couple of new wingers this summer in addition to the already signed Christian Atsu, Frank’s Ghanaian Intentional team-mate.

23 year-old Frank Acheampong – Anderlecht and Ghana winger

He signed for Anderlecht back in April of 2013 from Thailand club Buriram United for a fee of €1M and the winger made his debut for Anderlecht in April of that year against KSC Lokeren.

He has played 165 times for Anderlecht over the last four years with 22 goals and 21 assists.

We were linked with Acheampong  last summer and during the previous January and last season he scored 6 goals in 47 total appearances for the current Belgian Champions.

It would be interesting if we do sign Acheampong this summer because then we’ll have two Ghanaian International wingers on our books.

The news in Belgium newspaper DH is that Rafa Benitez is now interested in signing Frank after he has had such a good season for Anderlecht.

Frank has 12 caps for Ghana with 2 goals and made the Ghana squad for the African Cup of Nations held in Gabon earlier this year.

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