Football Italia are reporting that Italian Serie B club Spezia Calcio have accepted a €10m bid from Belgian side Club Brugge. They report that the Nigerian U23 international chose the Belgian club over Serie A side Sassuolo.
Newcastle were first linked with the pacy forward in May of this year. He had a breakout season for Spezia this past season scoring 10 goals along with 12 assists in 30 appearances.
He was deployed both as a striker and winger for the Italian club and was often called the next Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The twenty-one-year-old will travel to Bruges on Monday and have his medical. This is another one of those fringe targets that Newcastle have been linked with this summer.
While he would not have been seen as a replacement for either Rondon or Ayoze Perez, he was one that maybe had a bit of potential.
With his explosive pace, he could do very well in Belgium and may be worth quite a bit more in a few years if he does.