Can Newcastle now make cut-price move for FC Twente striker Luc Castaignos?

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Castaignos has long been linked with Newcastle and Swansea City, and Twente are reportedly looking to sell.

According to a report in the Wales Online, Eredivisie side FC Twente are undergoing financial troubles, and are looking at selling off a number of their stars in cut-price deals to raise some much needed funds.

This is great news for a number of clubs who are interested in their players, including Premier League side Newcastle.

Swansea have only recently entered the race for Castaignos, as per the same Wales Online report, but Newcastle have long been linked with a move for the 22-year-old striker.

In the January transfer window the Magpies were said to be preparing an offer for Castaignos, as per the Chronicle, although nothing materialised concerning the Dutch Under-21 international.

However, the news that Twente are preparing a fire-sale in the summer could allow Newcastle to revise their interest in the forward, who has 42 goals in 112 games for Twente.

His current contract expires at the end of next season, lowering his price even further, and Newcastle’s long-term scouting clearly indicates an admiration for the prolific striker.

He is still young and can develop further, and the Magpies are still struggling to overcome problems in the striking department. Papas Cisse cannot be relied upon, and may even be leaving this summer, whilst Ayoze Perez has shown potential and a classy talent, but cannot lead an offensive line by himself.

Castaignos is cheap, young, has a good goal record and is reportedly keen on leaving Twente, as per a SoccerNews report from a few months ago. Newcastle have shown an interest in him before, and they would be foolish if they did not take this great opportunity to sign Castaignos to Tyneside in the summer.

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