There is news today that Newcastle have made an offer to sign Real Sociedad’s Brazilian striker Willian Jose.
In the last two seasons in La Liga he has scored 34 goals in 74 appearances including 20 goals in 40 total appearances last season.
Heavy spending, newly promoted and ambitious club Fulham are also after the 26-year-old striker.
26-year-old Real Sociedad’s Brazilian striker Willian Jose
In Spain noticias.bles.com are reporting this news.
It’s rather strange because the report is that Fulham offered £26M according to a report in the Mail, so how could Newcastle compete with money like that?
And from a newly promoted Championship club?
It seems that we cannot with Mike Ashley as the owner.
But the report from Spain is that Newcastle are the other Premier League club to have put in an offer – with both offers being rejected
Chelsea are also said to have become interested, but the player himself says he wants to stay in Spain and he has a massive release clause in his contract of £60M for the 6ft 2ins Brazilian.
We cannot believe Newcastle will get anywhere near to securing this player.
But we suppose it’s a little bit of excitement of what it may be like in bringing in an expensive striker once Mike Ashley has left the club and assuming Rafa Benitez is still around by then.
There’s no way Newcastle will be signing Willian Jose by Thursday evening.