There’s news in German magazine Bild today that Newcastle are interested in signing 23-year-old German forward Davie Selke who plays for Hertha Berlin.
The forward has played for all the German youth sides through U21 level (16 appearances – 9 goals) and represented Germany in the Olympics of 2016 (5 appearances 2 goals) in Brazil.
He moved to Hertha Berlin from RB Leipzig only last summer for around £7.5M and in 16 appearances this season he has scored 9 goals.
Davie Selke – 23-year-old Hertha Berlin forward
Stoke City and Newcastle United have been watching the player, and Bild reports both are interested in signing the striker who stands almost 6ft 4ins tall.
It’s unlikely Hertha would allow their striker to leave this month, but perhaps Selke could be a target of Newcastle’s this summer.
Former Germany striker Klaus Fischer described Selke as being a “young Miroslav Klose”.
That’s because he has similar strengths in the air as that of Germany’s all-time record goalscorer; Klose scored 71 goals in 137 International appearances for Germany.
The player himself says that former Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez is his idol.
If he’s like either of those two great German strikers, he can definitely do a job for us at Newcastle.
As well as trying to buy players this month Rafa Benitez will also be testing the waters for players who could be available this summer.
Rafa needs to spend some big money this summer if he is to stay at Newcastle, whoever the owner is at that time.
We are hoping we will have new owners who will invest heavily in Newcastle.
Rafa can also fund some incoming transfers by selling players like Aleksandar Mitrovic, Jonjo Shelvey, and Chancel Mbemba.