There is a report in talkSPORT that Newcastle, Leicester City, and Fulham are looking at Charlton striker Macauley Bonne.
Bonne just joined former Newcastle midfielder Lee Bowyer’s side this summer from Leyton Orient in a £200k move. He’s scored 6 goals in 14 Championship appearances for the newly promoted Addicks who lie 17th in the table.
The 24-year-old scored 45 goals in 91 appearances for Leyton Orient in the National League, which is just the fifth-highest league in England.
The 5’11” striker came through the Colchester Academy where he played with former Magpie Darren Ambrose, who also played for Charlton after he left Tyneside.
Lee Bowyer brought Bonne in as a fourth-choice striker this summer. After a couple of injuries to Lyle Taylor and Tomer Hemed, Bonne got his chance against Leeds in mid-September. He scored his first goal in that game and then went on to score in four of the next five.
Bonne was born in Ipswich to Zimbabwean parents and has 2 international caps for Zimbabwe. He has a contract with Charlton until 2022.
We don’t see much in this one, to be honest. Last season, the player was plying his trade in the National League. While he’s jumped up 3 divisions and is holding his own, the Premier League is a whole other level.
The report says that Newcastle are leading the race due to our lack of a goal scoring threat up front. It’s interesting that Leicester City are linked as well.
Newcastle may be scouting the player to see how he fares for the entire season, but we don’t think he is a serious target in January.