With Real Madrid even reported to be interested in the player it seems very doubtful that Newcastle can sign our top striker target Cenk Tosun in January.
The Besiktas striker has 11 goals and 3 assists in all games this season including 4 goals and 2 assists in 6 Champions League appearances.
We doubt we will be able to sign the striker – although we haven’t given up hope completely – it just looks doubtful now that some big clubs are interested.
There is report today out of Germany that Newcastle are interested in 27-year-old 6 ft tall striker Dominick Drexler who plays for German second-tier side Holstein Kiel.
He moved there from VfR Aalen a year last summer.
Dominick Drexler – in center – looks a bit like Jamie Vardy
He has been in good form this season with 10 goals and 5 assists in 18 total appearances for his club.
But at this lower level, it’s always tough to judge how good a player is.
German magazine Kicker is reporting that Newcastle scouts have watched the player this season several times, and if there’s not much money to spend in January, maybe Rafa will make a move for the German?
Indeed, his record is good this season, and he has helped the club to the top of the Bundesliga second division with 32 points from their 16 games.
Remember that Rafa wants to bring players in who can help us in the second half of the season to stay up; they are not necessarily long-term buys for Newcastle.