According to Portuguese newspaper O Jogo, Newcastle have made an offer to sign 25-year-old striker Nico Castillo who plays for Mexican club Pumas UNAM.
The Chilean scored 12 goals and 2 assists in 24 games last season for his club and was extremely impressive throughout the season.
Other clubs said to have also put forward proposals to sing the striker are reported to be Bologna and Sampdoria.
His Mexican club are ready to cash in on the player and he could come at a decent fee but will be a risk for Newcastle since he’s never been tested at the highest levels.
Nicolas Castillo – plays at Pumas UNAM
But he has 12 International appearances for Chile with one goal.
He previously played at Club Brugge for a couple of seasons from 2014 and played 39 times for them with 13 goals and 2 assists; he had three loan spells during his two years in Belgium.
His Mexican club are ready to cash in on the 25-year-old striker.
O Jogo are reporting Newcastle are in the driver’s seat for the player and have offered £7M for the 5ft 10 ins striker.
What we need is for Rafa to sign a few players early in this transfer window and strikers are the priority.
Nico Castillo could be one of those players.
What do you think?