Portuguese outlet, the Record, are reporting today that former Newcastle United number one striker target Bas Dost is ready to leave Sporting Lisbon this summer.
Newcastle were interested in signing Doss last summer, but his transfer price was way out of reach of a hard-up Newcastle back then.
Dost has scored 30 goals in 40 outings for Sporting Lisbon this season, and that compares with his 36 goals in 41 outings in the previous season.
The news is that his agent is ready to hold talks with Sporting at the end of the season, with the 28-year-old keen to have a new challenge.
Well, he would have one at Newcastle United in the Premier League.
His contract still has two years to run so we don’t know how much Sporting Lisbon would want for him this summer, but probably too much for Newcastle.
Last summer a transfer fee of close to £40M for the striker was mentioned, but Newcastle will not be able to pay out that much for one player – not this summer anyway.
We don’t think Bas Dost will arrive at Newcastle this summer only because his fee will be too high.
What do you think about this?
Dost has 15 caps for the Netherlands with one goal.