Report: Newcastle, Swansea-linked Luc Castaignos set for FC Twente exit this summer

Luc Castaignos has been linked with Swansea and Newcastle, and he will be leaving Twente this summer.

As reported by SoccerNews, FC Twente forward Luc Castaignos is set to leave his current club this summer, having become unhappy with his playing situation in the Netherlands.

This has opened the door for a summer transfer, and Castaignos, who has netted 14 goals in 35 games this term, could be turning out in the Premier League come the start of next season.

The South Wales Evening Post has linked the 22-year-old forward with Swansea in the last campaign, whilst the Chronicle has claimed interest from Newcastle, and both clubs could be preparing offers for him in the coming weeks.

Knowing that their long-term target is pushing for a move away from Twente should renew the interest in Castaignos, especially as he should now be available for a cut-price fee.

He has one year left on his contract, and as he does not want to stay with the club he is unlikely to renew his deal. Thus, Twente will be forced to sell their prize asset this summer to guarantee a fee is received.

Swansea are looking to provide cover for Bafetimbi Gomis, who has been forced to lead the line by himself since Wilfried Bony’s departure in January, whilst Newcastle need a consistent goalscorer, with only Ayoze Perez looking a constant threat.

Castaignos has certainly shown a talent in front of goal, but having only scored regularly in the Eredivisie, there are fears he may follow other Dutch strikers and fail to impress in the Premier League.

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