Newcastle United have reportedly turned their attentions to 20-year-old Poland international Arkadiusz Milik ahead of a potential summer bid for the Ajax striker.
The Chronicle is claiming that the Magpies’ chief scout Graham Carr has been sent to Holland to take a closer look at the forward who is currently on a season-long loan with the Eredivisie club from Bayer Leverkusen.
Milik has enjoyed a fruitful campaign with Ajax thus far, scoring 17 goals in 16 appearances for the Amsterdam club.
He’s also emerged on the international scene with Poland in recent months, scoring the first goal in a 2-0 Euro 2016 qualifier victory over Germany that saw the White and Reds end their long run without a win against their bitter European rivals.
Newcastle are believed to be open to the idea of signing the striker this summer, with Carr reportedly sent to see how he fares against Feyenoord this Sunday.
However the situation could yet prove complicated, with Ajax set to be given the first option to sign the Pole on a permanent basis from Leverkusen at the end of the current campaign.
Milik is not the only striker Newcastle have been linked with in recent days, following reports from German newspaper Bild suggesting the Magpies may also launch a bid for Hamburg’s Pierre-Michel Lasogga.