The Sun are reporting that Newcastle are interested in 25-year-old Bundesliga striker Niclas Fullkrug who plays for Hannover 96.
He’s attracting interest because he has scored 13 goals and 3 assists in 33 appearances in the Bundesliga this season.
Leicester City are also interested plus some other Premier League clubs.
The 6ft 2ins tall striker is thought to have a chance of making the Germany World Cup side in the summer in Russia.
His transfer fee is said to be £4.5M, which seems low, but this could be a potential bargain buy for Benitez.
Other clubs the Sun is reporting are interested include Watford, Wolves, Cardiff, Aston Villa and Wolfsburg.
With a number of clubs interested it looks like he could bring up to £8M.
He joined Hanover two years ago from FC Nuremberg and has played 64 times with 20 goals and 6 assists.
And while at Nuremberg for a couple of seasons he played 59 games with 18 goals and 11 assists.
The striker has played for the German U20 side and he is a versatile player who can play on either wing or up front as a striker.
Whether Newcastle will go after him will depend on whether he has the right character and temperament and whether Rafa rates the German striker – but it’s possible we could go after him.
He seems fairly good value at up to £8M.
What do you think?