Newcastle United must do all that they can to sign Wout Weghorst after Bild reported that they are chasing the Wolfsburg ace’s signature in the upcoming summer transfer window.
As per the German outlet, the asking price is €35m, which equates to roughly £32m, as a number of clubs from the Premier League look set to battle it out for his signature.
This could give a perfect opportunity for the Tyneside club to finally find the striker that they need, given that Joelinton has not exactly set the world on fire since his club-record £40m transfer from Hoffenheim in last summer’s window.
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The 23-year old has only managed four goals and four assists in 37 games in all competitions so far in the 2019/20 season, according to Transfermarkt.
This is far from prolific for a man who cost such a large sum of money and Weghorst has outperformed him in a lot of key areas in the Bundesliga. The Dutch international had netted a much more impressive tally of 16 goals and also averaged more shots and key passes per league game (via Whoscored).
Although Weghorst has not had experience of playing in England, much like Joelinton before he made the move to St. James’ Park, the Magpies should have no worries about lightning striking twice in this regard.
At a price of £32m, the 27-year old would likely be affordable if the proposed takeover in the northeast goes through, too, and he could provide a welcome alternative to the hitherto disappointing Brazilian striker.
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