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Newcastle To Raise Offer For Striker But Structure Of The Deal Remains An Issue

While Diego Carlos and Jesse Lingard have grabbed the headlines over the past few days, Newcastle are still working to reach an agreement for Atalanta striker Duvan Zapata. Newcastle recently had a loan with a purchase obligation should we survive turned down.

The initial offer was believed to total around €30m (€5m loan fee plus €25m purchase option). There are reports this morning Newcastle will try to tempt Atalanta again by raising the total to €40m.

This comes from journalists Pedro Almeida and Nicolo Schira who have taken to Twitter to post their updates.

The issue remains with the structure of the deal. Atalanta are unlikely to agree to lose their leading goalscorer without the cash in hand to fund a replacement as Schira suggests.

It does appear, as with Diego Carlos, that the player is keen to make the move as personal terms have reportedly been agreed. The problem lies in convincing Atalanta to agree to what essentially is a very low-risk deal for Newcastle.

Zapata would be an outstanding signing in this window. He would provide Howe with plenty of options and competition at striker along with Chris Wood, and Callum Wilson when he returns from injury.

This one could drag on for a bit if Newcastle are unwilling to scrap the loan attempt. However, like both Carlos and Jesse Lingard, this would be a move that improves the squad significantly.

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6 comments so far

  • WLtoon

    Jan 21, 2022 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #1

    Wasn`t this Ekitike fella going to be one for the future, what happened to him?
    Looks like we are facing Leeds with who we have available so if Lascelles isn`t on the ball, and Shelvey plays it`s a loss imo,
    I think most fans had a feeling it was only a matter of time before Leeds kicked on and they looked brilliant against West Ham, who are a good side.
    We on the other hand don`t look as though we could bribe a win atm, i think Leeds will be comfortable on Saturday.
    My heart hopes for 3-1 Toon, my head says 3-1 Leeds.

  • WLtoon

    Jan 21, 2022 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #2

    Yamn !

  • WLtoon

    Jan 21, 2022 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #3

    YAWN !

  • WLtoon

    Jan 21, 2022 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #4

    Yet another deal that is getting closer. Just as well us Geordies don`t get claustrophobic

  • Wor B

    Jan 21, 2022 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #5


    Golf reply on previous.

  • WLtoon

    Jan 21, 2022 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #6

    Must of missed the damn bus.
    Nope , having checked it`s still here.


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