Report: Newcastle United scouts very impressed by Ajax youngster Anwar El Ghazi

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Newcastle United have identified their need to add more goals to their side, after a poor start to the season.

According to the Chronicle, Newcastle United are keen on signing Anwar El Ghazi from Ajax.

The Magpies are expecting to be active in the January window, and they have identified El Ghazi as one of their top targets.

The 20-year-old attacker has been on the Magpies’ radar since the start of the campaign, and scout reports sent back from Holland are said to be very positive.

The Chronicle claim that El Ghazi is heavily fancied by Newcastle’s scouts, and it seems that Steve McClaren could be lining up a bid.

Newcastle are known to want to increase their attacking threat, after struggling for goals so far, and it will be crucial that they get their January spend right.

The Magpies are in dire need of an injection of quality, and with the side currently sitting in 18th place in the Premier League table, there are concerns that they will remain embroiled in a relegation battle unless they are able to recruit well in the next transfer window. 

El Ghazi has scored eight goals in 10 games this season for Ajax in the Eredivisie, and also claimed one assist.

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