Newcastle reportedly scouted Paris FC striker Silas Wamangituka in January. At the time is was said that he was being followed by Lille, Lyon, Olympiakos, Nottingham Forest, Fiorentina, Schalke as well as Newcastle.
Now the player is reportedly attracting attention from both Barcelona and Liverpool. The reported interest of Barcelona and Liverpool is a bit more recent with unverified reports from last week in Caught Offside that Liverpool had already bid for the player.
There is now a new report in Foot Mercato saying that both Lille and Nantes have had recent bids rejected for the Congolese Striker. Both bids are apparently less than Paris FC’s valuation of €6m (£5.4m) for the player.
Silas Wamangituka– young striker available for low fee
At just 19 years of age, Silas Wamangituka would be one for the future but is a very talented young player. He scored 11 goals in 32 appearances in Ligue 2 last season in his season with the club.
If Newcastle have already been scouting the player and were reportedly interested in him as recently as this past April, we have to wonder if he is still on their radar. He really fits the Mike Ashley profile of buying young and selling for a large profit.