Sky Sports are reporting that Newcastle are interested in signing 26 year-old DR Congo’s Villarreal forward Cedric Bakambu.
The forward has been at Villarreal for a couple of seasons since signing on for the Spanish club from Turkish club Bursaspor back in 2015 and he has performed well for Rafa’s former club with 33 goals and 6 assists in 84 total appearances.
We were first linked with this player when he was still at Sochaux back in the summer of 2014, before he signed on at Bursaspor and we’ve been linked a few times this summer with the forward.
26 year-old Villarreal forward Cedric Bakambu
The player was born in the suburbs of Paris and we think this player would be an excellent signing for us if we can get him through the door.
West Ham United are also said to be after the player and of course maybe an advantage for Newcastle is that he is a team-mate of Newcastle’s Chancel Mbemba for DR Congo.
While at Sochaux for four seasons he scored 21 goals in 107 total appearances and just over three weeks ago when we were linked with Bakambu this summer, Villarreal wanted a massive £15M for the player.
So as usual, we’re not sure if Newcastle will pay that much for a striker this summer – however good he may be – but we are supposed to be in the lead to sign the 13 times capped DR Congo International (5 goals).
We need to make some good signings fairly quickly and maybe the Magpies can get this player over the line soon ……
What do you think?