Report: Newcastle still interested in Sandro Ramirez, season-long loan deal possible

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Newcastle are still interested in signing Barcelona striker Sandro Ramirez.

According to The Chronicle, Newcastle are still interested in signing Barcelona forward Sandro Ramirez this summer, with a loan deal possible.

The Magpies need reinforcements in the final third, having watched last summer's signings Emmanuel Riviere and Facundo Ferreyra struggle last term.

Whilst fans would like to see Charlie Austin arrive from QPR, but recent reports from the Daily Mail suggested that the Magpies were pursuing Barcelona youngster Sandro Ramirez.

The 19-year-old striker hit eight goals in 30 games for the Barcelona B side last season, but could look to make a loan move to continue his development away from the Camp Nou.

News surrounding Ramirez and his potential move to Tyneside has been in short supply recently, but The Chronicle maintain that the Magpies are still interested in Ramirez.

They suggest that a loan deal could be secured, but it would only come at the end of the summer transfer window - and that the Spanish Under-21 international wouldn't be a first choice option for new manager Steve McClaren.

Is Ramirez what Newcastle need?

McClaren needs to find someone to score goals next season, but many fans expected a more proven forward to be arriving this summer.

Ramirez represents something of a cheap option considering that he would only arrive on loan, and his eight goals in the second tier of Spanish football will do little to make feel Magpies fans feel confident that he can solve their problems in front of goal.

Yet having witnessed the success of Ayoze Perez over the last 12 months, Newcastle are ready to bring in another Spanish forward - and considering the low cost of a deal for Ramirez, he could well be worth a gamble on a season-long loan; as long as McClaren is able to bring in a proven goalscorer too.

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