There’s breaking news that German club Wolfsburg have made a £9M bid for Galatasaray striker Cenk Tosun.
We are said to be after the Galatasaray striker, and it would seem the 26-year-old would be a good buy, but he could cost up to £17M.
And we will have real competition for his services with the new news from Turkey that Wolfsburg have made a £9M bid for the player.
The news comes from Sporx, an outlet in Turkey.
If Newcastle are serious about trying to sign this striker, then we should be bidding for the 24 times capped Turkish International now.
Crystal Palace are also interested in signing the striker.
For the 20 months Rafa has been at Newcastle, we have started to create lots of chances, but we haven’t had many strikers who could put the ball into the back of the net.
The exception to that is Dwight Gayle who did really well for us last season with 23 Championship goals.
But he doesn’t seem to be the same player at the highest level in the Premier League, and therefore we have struggled to score goals with only 10 goals scored in our first 9 games played.
That’s the bad news – the good news is that we have only conceded 9 goals.
Rafa like any good coach is using the players he has available to good effect and he has made Newcastle into a good team.
We have also (fianlly!) become successful at scoring from set plays, so Rafa is doing brilliantly so far this season.
But a real top class striker up front would get Newcastle so many more points and Cenk Tosun could be that striker.