Newcastle United have been offered the chance to sign Mariano Diaz before the summer transfer window shuts.
The Lowdown: Striker needed
With the departures of Andy Carroll and Yoshinori Muto, the St James’ Park club look awfully light in attack.
Should Newcastle sign Diaz?
They only have Callum Wilson, Joelinton and Dwight Gayle to call upon as current centre-forward options (Transfermarkt), and so another striker is certainly needed before the window closes.
The Latest: Diaz offered
As per Jeunes Footeux, Newcastle have been offered the opportunity to sign Diaz and are interested in signing the Real Madrid marksman.
Although the 28-year-old is not their priority at the moment, they are keeping tabs on him as the transfer window progresses.
The Verdict: Avoid
While Steve Bruce’s squad is certainly short up front, they should avoid signing Diaz and instead move on to other targets.
The Champions League winner, who was praised by his teammate Luke Modric back in November, has not really lived up to the hype since signing for Real Madrid, managing just one goal in 22 games across all competitions last season (Transfermarkt).
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