There is growing evidence that Newcastle is closing in on the signing of 27-year-old Stoke City 6ft 3ins Spanish striker Joselu.
The Chronicle reported yesterday by Lee Ryder that two deals were close – that for Joselu and also for a season loan deal for Kenedy – the 21-year-old Chelsea Brazilian star.
Not there’s news from Sky Sports’ Spanish football expert Guillem Balague – who has close ties with Rafa Benitez – that Joselu is indeed close to joining Newcastle for £5M- as we had suggested in our report earlier today.
Sky Sports’ Spanish football reporter Guillem Balague
Here’s the tweet from Guillem Balague who has written a biography on Rafa;s time at Liverpool.
Joselu, close to Newcastle for almost £5m, is a big forward good in the air, but better with mobility.Better goalscorer than he shown lately pic.twitter.com/xWbcEfs6Wx
— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) August 13, 2017
Joselu will give us a different option up front with his height and physicality.
But we cannot see Aleksandar Mitrovic leaving the club.
Surely Mitro will stay and as will Chancel Mbemba, who put in another competent display for Newcastle from the bench yesterday against Spurs after new signing Florian Lejeune was injured in the first half and had to come off.
Rafa is after more good players so he can keep the competition for places high all over the park for Newcastle this season.
Seems good to us as long as we can get the players in this month.
What do you think?