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Italian Journalist Claims Newcastle Are On The Trail Of 23-Year-Old Striker



Newcastle will try to land a top young striker this summer. There are a couple of high-profile targets who continue to enter the conversation in Benfica’s Darwin Nunez and Napoli’s Victor Osimhen.

However, it could take a miracle to rival our recent climb up the table to land either. If they become available, they would be in very high demand and cost a small fortune. Newcastle may have to move to other targets.

Sport Witness is citing a claim from Italy that Newcastle are tracking Sassuolo’s Gianluca Scamacca, who was briefly linked in January. The 6’5″ Italian has matched Osimhen’s tally in Serie A with 13 goals, albeit with 9 more appearances.

According to Italian journalist Ciro Venerato, Newcastle and both Milan clubs are on Scamacca’s trail. Napoli also see the 23-year-old as a potential replacement should Osimhen leave this summer.

Before this season, Scamacca spent the majority of the last three years on loan with Cremonese, PEC Zwolle, Ascoli, and Genoa. He finished his loan spell in Genoa with 6 goals in his last 8 appearances.

This is his first serious run in the Sassuolo team, who he joined from PSV in 2017. Scamacca also has three caps for Italy, most recently this past March. One potential issue is that he signed a contract extension last month to 2026.

Venerato has his price tag at €40m which is very steep but likely half of what Osimhen would command. With Newcastle desperate to add options up front, Scamacca could be one to watch this summer.


285 comments so far

  • Raj of Hailsley

    May 4, 2022 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #241

    Under Bruce ASM was being touted @£50M+ now under Howe he’s only worth £28M. Got to be worth a Bruce vs Howe debate 😕

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    May 4, 2022 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #242

    CF,
    I should learn to do it myself, I’d be guaranteed orange every year and save a small fortune.

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  • Mund

    May 4, 2022 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #243

    Ekrem KONUR
    @Ekremkonur
    Newcastle have added Patrick Schick to their short transfer list.

    #NUFC is ready to offer £ 35 million for the Czech Republic footballer. #Bayer04

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  • CLINT FLICK

    May 4, 2022 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #244

    4aj

    It’s true mate… don’t think it’s difficult, jyst gotta go for it, make a few mistakes. Once ya get the timing and method right, you’re away.
    Go on!
    😉

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  • Mund

    May 4, 2022 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #245

    The difference is that Bruce made Maxi our main man where as Howe wants every player to be the man.

    There is no I in team

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  • CLINT FLICK

    May 4, 2022 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #246

    Mund

    Oh! Yes please re: Schick!

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  • Mund

    May 4, 2022 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #247

    Clint

    There is so many names going about who could be our striker that I honestly don’t know who it will be but what we do know is each and everyone of those linked strikers are of the excellent quality

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  • WLtoon

    May 4, 2022 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #248

    Shearer may be a Geordie legend but he has gone well down in my estimation regarding his lack of criticism for Bruce, he normally calls a spade a spade, so wtf didn`t he tell the MOTD viewers why we were in such a shit state of affairs on the pitch while Bruce was running the show, or should i say ruining the show.
    It doesn`t suit the bbc narrative to have someone criticise ex Manure players it seems, no matter how shit a job they are doing.
    I know Bruce is a mate of his but not once did he question Bruce, and that is not acceptable.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    May 4, 2022 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #249

    Before the emergence of Konate and the signing of Dias and Jota, Lpool had pretty much a very predictable line up and they struggled to compete on four fronts.
    We are going to be a while away from being able to rest/rotate players like Grealish and Jots, besides we don’t even have a EL or CnfL campaign to deal with so should be fielding the same 11 most weeks. Can I get some thoughts on what that is so I could get an idea on how Pacqueta, Lingard and say Kalvin Phillips would fit in.
    Current squad only.
    Dubs
    Trippier Burn Schar Targett
    Shelvey Bruno Jo
    Fraser Wilson ASM.

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  • Mund

    May 4, 2022 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #250

    For the people who say I don’t know players.

    Now you know why I wanted Luis Diaz in January.

    Not many heard of him and he was one of the first names I put forward. I think if I remember rightly Ledge said the same

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  • WLtoon

    May 4, 2022 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #251

    I don`t read any of the transfer headlines, there are that many that you would spend all day reading them, and that tells you one thing, they can`t all be true, in fact, you`d be lucky if 1% of the rumours have any truth in them, a total waste of time.
    Ile wait for the arrivals to put on the shirt before i even bother turning my head.

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  • CLINT FLICK

    May 4, 2022 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #252

    Mund
    2 strikers for me…Schick would be one of em. Maybe Nunez, the other.

    Altho’ there ard probably tons of others.
    I’d probably take a young un, too.
    From the championship.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    May 4, 2022 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #253

    So arguably that is our current best 11, do Pacqueta and Lingard replace ASM and Fraser as first teamers and as wingers, does that leave Jo Willock as no longer a regular, which I suppose hasn’t been anyway. There surely can’t be any room for Murphy and Ritchie after August but I can’t see them both being shifted either.

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  • Mund

    May 4, 2022 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #254

    WL

    The thing is mate ofc the owners will be making enquiry’s for the summer window and from that it gets leaked, mainly by the agents or the clubs to increase the value so the chances are a good few are true. Enquires are enquires but an offer is an offer.

    In January the owners let it be known to the football world and all agents that their door is open. They were looking at 100s of players from all positions. After years and years of Ashley having his doors shut they were now open.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    May 4, 2022 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #255

    I used to have an excellent knowledge of fourth, third and championship players when I played FM, Delroy Facey was a legend 😀
    Jermaine McSporran not so much 😕

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  • Mund

    May 4, 2022 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #256

    Clint

    I can’t see us getting both mate as I’d imagine it’s one and a young back up of an Ekitike type.

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  • CLINT FLICK

    May 4, 2022 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #257

    Raj

    My starting 11…
    Dub
    Trippier
    Schar
    Burn
    Targett
    Jo
    Bruno
    Joe
    Fraser
    Wilson
    Murphy/maxi toss up!

    For now…

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  • CLINT FLICK

    May 4, 2022 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #258

    Mund

    Who’d you take as main man tho?

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    May 4, 2022 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #259

    We need game changers on the bench, in the early days you’d be happy if Willock, Fraser and ASM were your named subs every week.

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  • Mund

    May 4, 2022 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #260

    Clint

    I’d be happy with either but out of those two it would be Nunez for me but it’s a tough one

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  • CLINT FLICK

    May 4, 2022 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #261

    Raj

    Not so sure Eddie will employ straightahead wingers. I’d head towards a very fluid 4 at the back, 6 interchangeable mids/forwards. No big no.9, only for certain situations.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    May 4, 2022 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #262

    CF,
    Who’s your DM in that though?

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  • coming home

    May 4, 2022 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #263

    Jail @253

    Yes exactly that
    And Phillips (or Kamara) in for shelves

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  • Wor B

    May 4, 2022 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #264

    Jail

    Try potting a few geraniums and winter them in a south facing sheltered position or under cover, I’ve got 3 pots that keep coming back year after year and give an excellent display throughout summer and well into autumn.

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  • coming home

    May 4, 2022 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #265

    Mund

    Schick all day if we can’t get Jesus

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  • WLtoon

    May 4, 2022 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #266

    Mund,
    By all means read the rumours, it`s your choice, i do know that advanced conversations have probably have taken place with players agents because they will be thinking ahead, it`s who those talks are between is the Q, and quite frankly, journo`s just throw names in a a hat half the time , and with a bit of luck they hit lucky .
    Nah, for me i will wait and see who we bring in before i start getting excited about how that certain player will perform.
    It is exciting times for Toon, no doubt about that, but the rumours mean nothing to me, let see how it pans out in the summer.
    Nobody has a clue tbh.

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  • CLINT FLICK

    May 4, 2022 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #267

    Raj

    Interchangeable, Jo, Bruno…joe can tackle too. No set job, unless necessary.
    Not a fan of DM’s, tbh. If you play one as a matter of course…it leads to defensive football and getting in the way of proper defenders. Just like I’m not too enamoured with fb’s doing too much attacking. Or the old, b8g lads coming up for every corner stuff. Old fashioned.
    Fluidity!
    That’s what I’m hoping Eddie is headed to.
    Make use of good finance to build z modern team, like kk and BR did.

    I know, i want a lot…
    😀

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    May 4, 2022 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #268

    @jail

    So if we are going for that trio and sign them:

    Phillips replaces Shelvey
    Pacqueta replaces Joelinton
    Lingard would take Frasers place

    I know Joelinton has done well defensively but we need more in terms of goal threat so Pacqueta would replace for me

    Although there isn’t a reason why we couldn’t mix and match the various players depending on form fitness etc

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  • CLINT FLICK

    May 4, 2022 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #269

    Get Paqueta, possibly Lingard too of a.n.other acm and roberto is the bro of ya m or p!

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    May 4, 2022 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #270

    Schick would be great I feel we would need to pay Havertz level money to get him the guys only really behind Lewandowski and Halaand in the Bundlesliga

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  • Mund

    May 4, 2022 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #271

    WL

    I get your stance mate as you’ve always been the same and I understand why.

    Before during the last regime I get why anyone would think that way. Now tho we ain’t shopping for Choudury and Das Bost, We are getting linked to Dybala and Nunez.

    It was hard to believe anything before this new era but now any of it could be true and no matter what we will bring in top quality signings. It’s mad mate as say our main striker target was Nunez and we missed out on him and have to move on to another target? It won’t bother us as the other target will just be as good. What I’m trying to say is we are shopping in Harrods now instead of Home Bargains 😉

    I enjoy the rumours a lot more now than I did as the future is bright bo matter who comes in

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  • CLINT FLICK

    May 4, 2022 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #272

    Dub
    Trippier
    Schar
    Burn
    Targett
    Jo
    Bruno
    Kal phil
    Paqueta
    Schick
    Nunez
    Lingard

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  • CLINT FLICK

    May 4, 2022 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #273

    Oops
    1 too many

    One of the strikers, benched!
    😀

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  • Mund

    May 4, 2022 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #274

    Lee

    His asking price isn’t supposed to be that high. Don’t know if there is any clauses or not tho

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    May 4, 2022 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #275

    LCBP,
    Drop Joelinton.
    Sacre bleu 😮

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  • ShaytoStay

    May 4, 2022 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #276

    What about rashford for striker. Under eddie’s guidance and support he could be a world beater.

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  • ShaytoStay

    May 4, 2022 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #277

    Mund luis diaz has been awesome. I hope we manage to get someone to make that much of difference. I’ve a feeling paqueta would change a lot for the team. Against Liverpool we looked short. Also need some faster wing backs. Do love targett though he’s made a big impact.

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  • Wor B

    May 4, 2022 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #278

    Clint

    Stick with 12 mate, could probs smuggle Bruno onto the pitch up BDBs jumper.

    😆

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  • ShaytoStay

    May 4, 2022 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #279

    Etikikte seems a done deal.

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  • Mund

    May 4, 2022 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #280

    Shay

    Definitely mate. We will be a completely different side next season with much better capabilities of going up against the likes of Liverpool and City. Huge summer to come.

    You can see the way Eddie is trying to get them to play and you know that adding the quality this summer it will make it easier.

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