Newcastle seem to be going after Ghanaian International players this summer, after we took up the option on Christian Atsu, after the 25 year-old a good season on loan from Chelsea and Rafa decided to sign him for £6.2M and he looks a good buy given today’s high prices for players.
On Saturday, Newcastle were linked with his Ghanaian International team-mate Frank Acheampong who plays for Anderlecht – and would you believe it but today there are reports linking us with Ghanaian midfielder Afriyie Acquah.
Ghanaian midfielder Afriyie Acquah plays for Torino
The 25-year-old plays for Torino and Ghana Soccer are reporting that Acquah is a priority signing for Rafa Benitez.
Juventus are also said to be interested in the 18 times capped Ghanaian International and of course it would be a convenient move for Acquah to join Juventus since the Italian Champions are based in Turin.
Juventus have won the Italian Serie A Championship a total of 33 times and for each of the last six seasons in succession.
The report in Ghana Soccer says Rafa was all ready to sign the Ghanaian last summer, but Newcastle being relegated stopped that from happening – although we have no record of Newcastle ever being linked with this player in the press until now.
If Juventus are really after the player, there may be little hope that Rafa can attract him to Newcastle, although Rafa has that way of convincing players to join him at clubs he manages.
Afriyie Acquah played at Palermo and German club 1899 Hoffenheim before he joined Torino in 2015 and he’s played 39 times for his current club with 5 goals.
Rafa Benitez is looking at different ways in which he can strengthen the Newcastle squad that won the Championship earlier this month and he needs some creativity and some goal-scoring prowess at the very least added to the side.