Newcastle United target £32m Bundesliga star


It's set to be an exciting summer for Newcastle United supporters.

While the Premier League are yet to make a decision on the proposed takeover of the club from Amanda Staveley and the Saudi-backed consortium for a sum of £300m, that won't stop them making preparations for the transfer market.

Regardless of who will be running the club, the first team squad needs strengthening and that has to be a priority.

Many names have already been linked with a move, but one could certainly gets fans very excited.

That man is Wout Weghorst who is a top target for Newcastle United, according to German publication BILD.

The Wolfsburg striker is a man in demand after scoring an impressive 16 goals in 32 appearances for the Bundesliga side.

Those goals helped them to a 7th place finish in the league, leading to speculation of a big-money move.

It's claimed that Wolfsburg will look for a fee in the region of £32million to sell their star man.

While Newcastle United could be tempted to make the move, they're unlikely to have things all their own way with a number of other clubs also said to be keen.

The most notable is Arsenal who are also keen to bolster their attacking options this summer.

This is due to the ongoing speculation regarding Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette's futures at the club.

GIVEMESPORT'S Phil Spencer says...

While most transfer rumours are taken with a pinch of salt, one aspect of this deal is particularly striking.

Many targets are being put on the back-burner while the uncertainty over Newcastle United's takeover gets cleared up, but not this one.

If the report is to be believed, Wout Weghorst is a player who the Magpies really want.

It's not hard to see why based on his strike rate in the Bundesliga this term.

Tall, quick and with an eye for goal, he certainly sounds like a player who could hit the ground running in the Premier League.

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