There is a report in Spanish outlet El Desmarque that says Newcastle are interested in Real Madrid winger Lucas Vazquez.
The 28-year-old Spaniard is out of favor at Real Madrid and, according to the report, has accepted that he will be leaving the Bernabeu. While West Ham are said to be the front-runners for Vazquez, Newcastle and Wolves are also credited with having a keen interest.
Vazquez signed for Real Madrid in the summer of 2015 from Espanyol for just €1M. He has made of 191 appearances with 22 goals and 44 assists for Spanish giants. However, this season, he has played only 275 minutes in La Liga and an additional 87 minutes in 2 Champions League appearances.
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While Vazquez has never been a regular starter since joining Real Madrid, he has seen his appearances declining over the past two seasons.
We are not sure how much interest Newcastle genuinely have in this player. While he would be a solid acquisition, without a doubt, he turned 28 this summer and is likely to command high wages.
Though he is an outstanding footballer both as an attacker and his defensive contribution is excellent. He has made a few appearances at right-back in his time at Madrid. His contract runs until the summer of 2021, so his fee would not be astronomical.
Vazquez, at 28, is well outside Newcastle’s age restrictions for incoming players, so we have our doubts that Newcastle would attempt to bring him in. We imagine that Hull City’s Jarrod Bowen, who turns 23 next month, would be a more realistic target for Newcastle this winter.
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