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Newcastle: Alhagi Touray could be the ideal long-term Ayoze Perez replacement

Newcastle: Alhagi Touray could be the ideal long-term Ayoze Perez replacement

If they want to reassert themselves as Premier League heavyweights, Newcastle United need to think ahead. For once. 

Clearly, they need to wrap up a deal to get Rafa Benitez locked on Tyneside for the long-term first but, with every Toon reading this hoping he does exactly that, transfer targets also need to be looked at.

According to reports (via Football Insider), Newcastle are aiming to sign Spanish young sensation Alhagi Touray. Despite being an unknown talent in top division football, Touray’s incredible work in the Catalan Third division has impressed multiple Premier League clubs.

He’s scored 30 goals in 24 games for Third-tier side Santvicenti, attracting a lot of attention as a result.

While there’s always the gamble on signing such an unproven talent, Touray’s unprecedented goal-scoring record is proof he’s something special. After he enjoyed a successful trial period with Scottish Premiership side Hearts earlier this year, many Premier League clubs including Newcastle had their interest piqued.

The 19-year-old striker can stop scoring and under the right guidance can become a top-class striker. Having given rise to so many world-class strikers in recent season, who better to guide him than Rafa Benitez? With the Magpies future success in mind, Benitez could quickly assert Touray into spearheading Newcastle’s attack.

After adapting to the Premier League, he can easily replace Ayoze Perez (another bargain picked up from Spain) and be the daunting goal-scoring figure Newcastle have lacked for some-time. Rafa can strike gold with Touray, who’s lethal finishing ability can be used as a weapon for Newcastle to regain their long-lost giant reputation.

Newcastle fans, would you want to take a gamble on someone like Touray? Join the discussion by commenting below. 

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