There are reports in Spain that one of our strikers, Joselu, is attracting interest from a club in La Liga. This is a link that makes sense for both the player and the club.
Joselu– linked with move back to La Liga
The report, in Spanish outlet Marca, states that Alaves would like to bring Joselu back to Spain this summer. Alaves finished in 11th place this past season in La Liga.
Joselu joined Newcastle two summers ago from Stoke City for £5M and the report says that a bid in that region would be enough to capture the striker.
We would imagine that Newcastle would let him go for less than that as he has just one year remaining on his contract and truly is surplus to requirements.
Joselu has found it hard in the Premier League to score goals. He has just 7 goals in 50 appearances for Newcastle, though only 28 of those are from the starting 11.
Since December, Joselu has played just 9 minutes of first-team football and has found it hard to even get into the matchday squad.
While Joselu is a hard-working target man with some technical ability, his finishing is at times just dreadful. He is just not clinical enough to be a lone striker at this level.
We would expect Joselu to be sold this summer and hope that this link has some truth in it. It would serve the best interests of both the club and the player.