Newcastle United have today been linked with a new striker – Olarenwaju Kayode – and it’s come right out of the blue via a report in Score Nigeria.
The report is that Newcastle could sign the 24-year-old twice capped Nigerian International who currently plays for FK Austria Wien, who is based in Vienna and playing in the Austrian Bundesliga.
The report goes further and suggests it could be only a matter of days before Newcastle sign the 5ft 8ins tall forward.
Kayode joined Austria Wien from Israeli club Maccabi Netanya two years ago, and since then he has appeared 85 times for the Austrian club and scored 37 goals and created 18 assists.
24 year-old Nigerian striker Olarenwaju Kayode
And last season he won the Golden Boot in Austria by scoring 17 goals and Rafa is said to be keen to sign the young striker.
While at Maccabi Netanya he appeared 37 times and scored 13 goals with 11 assists.
Kayode should have little problem in obtaining a work permit to play in England, and it would be excellent if we can sign this player in addition to our top target – 28-year-old striker Lucas Perez of Arsenal.
Signing two goalscorers before the end of the month would give a huge lift to Newcastle fans everywhere.
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