Newcastle seem to be going after a number of their targets this week, in order that they are signed by the time pre-season training starts two weeks today.
There was news earlier today that it looks like we will be signing Eibar center-back Florian Lejeune for £8.4M this week and that will be an excellent signing for Newcastle.
And more good news today is that we are being linked with a strong move for Porto striker Vincent Aboubakar, with the news Newcastle are in advanced talks for the 25 year-old 57 times capped Cameroon International (17 goals).
25 year-old Porto striker Vincent Aboubakar
There has been some talk that Besiktas were favorites to sign the player after he spent last season on loan at the Turkish club and scored an impressive 19 goals in 38 total appearances, helping them win the Turkish League.
Futbol Arena are now reporting that Newcastle have made a strong move to sign the strong 6ft tall striker, with Newcastle’s financial muscle unable to be matched by the Turkish Champions.
Besiktas had been negotiating the transfer of Aboubakar with Porto, but the news is they have now pulled out of the running because they simply cannot compete with Newcastle.
Aboubakar is famous for having scored the winning goal for Cameroon in the 88th minute in the final of the African Cup of Nations last January in Gabon, when they beat Egypt 2-1.
The player signed for Valenciennes in Ligue 2 back in 2010 from Cameroon club Coton Sport and he stayed there for three years before moving to Lorient in 2013, before finally moving to Porto one year later in 2014.
While at Lorient he scored 17 goals with 8 assists in 36 appearances and while at Porto he’s scored 26 goals in 62 appearances with 7 assists for the Portuguese powerhouse.
Let’s hope the reports on Newcastle being in advanced talks with Vincent Aboubakar are indeed accurate – it would be nice to have two or three new players in by the time pre-season training starts two weeks today.
The news so far today has been upbeat for Newcastle – let’s hope the reports are true.
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