Report: Newcastle consider breaking Under-26 transfer rule to sign Bas Dost

Newcastle are extremely keen to sign Bas Dost of Wolfsburg.

According to the Chronicle, Newcastle have one player they want to sign ahead of all others in January, and would be willing to break their transfer policy to secure him.

Bas Dost of Wolfsburg has been scouted by the Magpies since last season, and Steve McClaren is keen to bring the Dutch forward to St James’ Park in January.

A striker, Dost enjoyed an extremely prolific spell at the beginning of 2015, before losing form as the campaign went on. However, he has started this term in strong form, netting six goals in 11 Bundesliga games.

His form last season saw him called into the Dutch national team as well, and many believe Dost has earned a move to the Premier League.

Newcastle are the main club said to be keen on bringing the forward to England, and considering how interested the Magpies are in signing him, they may even break their transfer policy to complete a deal.

As Newcastle want to sign players who can be sold in the future for profit, they have restricted their recent transfer business to players under the age of 26-years-old. However, Dost, who is 26, could be the player to break that policy, according to the report.

He is really liked by the Newcastle management staff, and they feel as if the policy is worth overlooking for a forward who would bring guaranteed goals to St James' Park.

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