The Stoke Sentinel are reporting that Newcastle transfer target Joselu has successfully completed his medical on Tyneside ahead of his move to Newcastle United for a fee said to be around £5M.
The Potters had already given permission for the player to speak to Newcastle after rather lengthy negotiations with Newcastle – and it looks like the fee has been agreed, and wages have also been accepted by the player.
The news in the Sentinel is that Stoke wants to complete the loan signing of Jese Rodriguez before they allow the transfer of their 27-year-old Spanish striker to Newcastle.
Joselu hasn’t done very well for Stoke since signing for them from Hanover two years ago, and in 27 appearances he scored only four goals.
But in preseason he scored four goals and looked good – but now it sounds like the 6ft 3ins tall player is on his way to Newcastle and that will be much to the relief of Geordie fans.
27-year-old Stoke striker Joselu – passed medical at Newcastle
One of our weaknesses last season in the Championship was our inability to put away the many chances we created, and the big Spaniard is good in the air and can score goals under the tutelage of Rafa Benitez on Tyneside.
A similar kind of player last season – big Irishman Daryl Murphy – did well and scored a good six goals for us in just 17 appearances, and we look forward to Joselu being another good signing for Newcastle this summer.
At the very least Joselu will give us another option up front to go with current strikers Dwight Gayle and Aleksandar Mitrovic., and it wouldn’t be too surprising if Rafa tries to bring in another striker this month – on a season long loan deal.
And it wouldn’t be too surprising if Rafa tries to sign another striker this month – on a season long loan deal.
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