Newcastle United are reportedly eyeing a summer transfer for French striker Evann Guessand.
The Lowdown: Guessand impressing
Guessand is a player who has only really burst onto the scene this season, scoring seven goals and making a further five assists in 32 games in total for FC Lausanne-Sport in the Swiss Super League so far in the 2020/21 term (Transfermarkt).
Should Newcastle sign Guessand?
He is only on loan and so will return to Ligue 1 team Nice at the end of the campaign, with a few clubs likely to be keeping an eye on his development.
The Latest: Newcastle interested
As per the Northern Echo, the St. James’ Park faithful are interested in bringing Guessand to the North East.
With the Toon in need of some reliable cover for Callum Wilson up top, the 19-year-old may relish the opportunity to play in the Premier League.
The Verdict: Guessand worth the gamble
It would certainly be a gamble bringing in a player who is relatively unknown having only really now come under the spotlight.
However, the transfer could have shades of the one the Magpies did to bring Allan Saint-Maximin to Tyneside.
The winger was signed from Nice, the same club that Guessand will return to once his loan ends, and was certainly not as known when he arrived at the Toon from French football, before developing into a star for Steve Bruce’s side.
Although Guessand is primarily a striker by trade, the six-foot-one starlet has also played on the left-wing as well this season, a position occupied by Saint-Maximin himself.
Saint-Maximin was a gamble that has certainly payed off, and Guessand could well turn out to be the same.
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