Over the weekend a new striker target emerged for Newcastle and it was reported in the Chronicle that Rafa Benitez is keen on a move for 25 year-old Real Sociedad striker Willian Jose.
Jose signed a four year deal at Real Sociedad from Las Palmas last summer and last season he looked good and scored 14 goals in 44 total appearances for his new club.
That was after he had scored 10 goals in 34 appearances for Las Palmas in the previous season.
25 year-old Real Sociedad striker Willian Jose
Willian was born in Brazil and eventually moved to Real Madrid from Santos back in 2013 and since then he’s moved to Real Zaragoza in 2014, Las Palmas in 2015 and now Real Sociedad last summer.
At those last three clubs he’s scored 34 goals in 106 total appearances.
Rafa Benitez needs more goalscoring power up front for next season and he needs to bring in at least one striker plus one or two goalscoring wingers.
Benitez will have heard all about the capabilities of Willian Jose last season from his many contacts in Spain.
But the price for the 15 times capped 6ft 1ins tall Brazilian U20 International (5 goals) will not be cheap and he could cost Newcastle us up to £25M.
Rafa has to decide this summer which are the players he will spend the big bucks on and we suppose Willian could be one of them?
What do you think?