Bas Dost was a striker target of Newcastle a couple of years ago when he was still at Wolfsburg and the news at that time is that we bid £9M for him but for whatever reason he did not join Newcastle.
Last year he joined Sporting Lisbon for €10M (£8.7M) and the Portuguese club then put a rather silly buyout clause of €60M into his contract – which nobody will be willing to go anywhere near – so not sure why some clubs do that.
Newcastle are currently favourites on SkyBet to sign Bas Dost, with other clubs such as West Ham, Everton, Stoke City and West Brom all being linked with the player this summer.
Bas Dost – 36 goals in 41 appearances for Sporting last season
Being favorites to sign a player in truth doesn’t mean too much, but since we were interested in signing the player a couple of years ago and he may even come fairly cheap (hopefully) – he could even be a decent option if Rafa Benitez rates him as a player.
But in any case here’s the current voting on SkyBet for Bas:
West Ham 4/1
While at Sporting the massive 6ft 5ins striker scored 36 goals in 41 total appearances in his maiden season for the Portuguese club, so it’s small wonder he is attracting great interest in England.
So maybe he will not come cheap in the transfer market this summer – not with those stats.
He was at Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga for four seasons from 2012 and he scored 48 goals in 117 games so he can certainly score the goals.
Newcastle need a proven goalscorer like Dost for nest season, but the big question seems to be how much would Sporting want for him this summer.
Since he has been so prolific in Portugal we could get a very big surprise with the transfer fee they will be demanding to let him go this summer and the cards all seem to be in the hands of the Lisbon club.
Buy it looks like we will need to splash the cash at some point this summer on a big player like Dost.
What do you think?
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