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Newcastle Striker Target Now Being Tracked By Europe’s Big Boys


French outlet Soccer Link have a report that Lille striker Victor Osimhen is now being tracked by Bayern Munich and AC Milan.

Newcastle were reported to have set their sights on the 20-year-old Nigerian international for a possible winter move.

However, the fee the dynamic forward would likely command makes any move this January unlikely. That fee will only rise with the reported interest of Germany’s Bayern Munich and Italy’s AC Milan.

Bayern Munich, who collect young talent for fun, could see Osimhen as a successor to Polish legend Robert Lewandowski who is now 31. However, he’s shown no signs of slowing down with 19 goals in 14 appearances this year.

Osimhen would likely be seen as one for the future at Bayern even if the reigning Champions are behind Borussia Monchengladbach in the Bundesliga table. They still lead the league in goals scored.

However, that may not be the case in Milan. AC Milan are down in 12th place in Serie A with only 9 goals in their 9 matches. Victor Osimhen could be seen as a solution to their goalscoring woes.

Earlier this month, AC Milan appointed Stefano Pioli as manager after sacking Marco Giampaolo. Giampaolo won 3 and lost 4 in his first season, but that was deemed insufficient by the AC Milan ownership.

Milan signed another Lille striker in 20-year-old Rafael Leao this summer for £20m. They also bought Polish striker Krzysztof Piatek from Genoa in January for £31m. However, they have only 4 goals between them so far this season.

Newcastle were briefly linked with Piatek last year. Newcastle’s link to Osimhen is likely to face the same fate as with the 24-year-old Pole. Osimhen, like Piatek, will likely move for big money to one of Europe’s elite clubs.


11 comments so far

  • Jib

    Oct 29, 2019 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #1

    The club is talking about yanking Sorensen from Carlisle
    Shola can get lads placed but he can’t grab managers by
    the throat and insist they play his boy.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 29, 2019 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #2

    His boy, wtf?

    3
  • lesh

    Oct 29, 2019 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #3

    Jib

    Shola can’t be expected to force managers to play loanees, but he is expected to identify loan opportunities that’ll develop players,

    1
  • Jib

    Oct 29, 2019 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #4

    He did but Pressley won’t play him
    Says he doesn’t have a high enough work rate

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 29, 2019 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #5

    A footin loan arranger. Simply a job awarded for saying nice things about Mikey. How on earth can that be a full time job?

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  • martoon

    Oct 29, 2019 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #6

    Jib – From what I’ve read (mostly on here) Carlisle have quite a few strikers to choose from so Sorensen was always likely to be down the pecking order. Maybe Shola is to blame for not realising this – i.e. he should have done his research better.

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  • Jib

    Oct 29, 2019 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #7

    Lots of folk get money for nowt
    There’s a guy on a rig supposed to be
    a sparky who spends all his time spouting
    shite on a footy blog

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  • Jib

    Oct 29, 2019 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #8

    Shola should have done his research better.

    Could be true
    but the usual know-nowts are on his case
    because he’s perceived as an Ashley apologist

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 29, 2019 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #9

    Jibbers,
    Shouldn’t you be out mending a satellite, driving a taxi, advising the Genoese on their shipyard safety, protesting workers rights with up and coming MP’s or generally mixing it with the upper classes instead of sitting on here for 24/7 deliberately winding people up?

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  • martoon

    Oct 29, 2019 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #10

    Jail @5 – It is a full time job if done properly i.e. Constantly in contact with lower league clubs to find out what is available and building up a list contacts, monitoring the lads currently on loan and charting their progress with spreadsheets & graphs and of course keeping an eye on our own lads here. Whether Shola is doing this or indeed capable is a matter of opinion?

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  • Jib

    Oct 29, 2019 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #11

    Shola has a sports science degree so is probably
    capable enough

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