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
May 4, 2022 at 11:32 AMComment #281
I think Big Joe will be replaced in midfield in the near future.
Been brilliant but he isn’t a Def Mid.
Raj of Hailsley
May 4, 2022 at 11:36 AMComment #282
He’s not being used as a DM, he’s arguably one of our best players.
May 4, 2022 at 11:38 AMComment #283
The stats that have been shown for Big Joe tells a different story.
Big Joe is not a centre midfielder IMO and we desperately need one
May 4, 2022 at 11:39 AMComment #284
A defensive midfielder*
JP...from The Rock
May 4, 2022 at 11:57 AMComment #285
Mund @ 250 – me too. I really wanted us to sign Luis Dias and kept mentioning him in hope we could make it happen. Sadly it came a bit too soon for us. That kid is class and it sucks to see him playing for Liverpool now. But hey ho we can now get many players of the same ilk this summer and that is extremely exciting. Jeremy Doku is another I would really like to see here also.
I really like the look of Rafael Leão we’re being linked with. He has the x factor and still only a kid at 22.