Newcastle have managed to get their second signing completed with Florian Lejeune finally joining the club on Monday morning and now Newcastle are seriously considering a move for Burnley striker Andre Gray –
now that talks with Burnley on a new contract have completely stalled.
Gray has only a year left on his contract and he has been a Newcastle target for a while now and with Rafa in Newcastle taking preseason training, we can believe Rafa wants Lee Charnley to go in and get a deal done quickly for Gray.
West Ham are the other club really interested in the 26 year-old striker who is a very good technical player.
26 year-old Burnley striker Andre Gray
But Andre Gray is also said to be interesting Tottenham Hotspur and Everton.
Gray wants a pay rise to stay at Burnley and that wage is reportedly close to £70K/week and his agent has failed to reach any agreement with Burnley.
Burnley are not in a good position with Gray, because if they don’t sell him this summer he could become a free agent next summer or go for a much reduced fee in the January transfer window.
Gray could still cost more than £10M but in this day and age that’s not a bad price for a player of Gray’s ability who could become a better player under Rafa Benitez at Newcastle.
Andre had a decent season in the Premier League scoring 10 goals in 36 total appearances last season for the Turf Moor club and the season before that while in the Championship Andre scored a good 23 goals in 42 total appearances.
He joined Burnley two years ago on a three year deal for around £6M after spending a couple of seasons at Brentford and before that a couple of seasons at Luton Town.
Rafa Benitez is trying to get some additional speed into the team this summer and Andre has that and he is also an accomplished player too.
We think Andre would be a good signing for Newcastle, but it all depends if he wants to join the Rafalution at Newcastle and Rafa only wants players who want to play for Newcastle United.
What do you think?