Report: Newcastle could join Tottenham in race to sign Guruzeta; Benitez an admirer

Rafa Benitez manager of Newcastle United gives a thumbs up as he celebrates victory and promotion after the Sky Bet Championship match between Newcastle United and Preston North End at St...

Newcastle United are the latest Premier League team to be credited with interest in the Basque forward, after Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea and Arsenal.

Gorka Guruzeta of Athletic Club Bilbao celebrates scoring during the Premier League International Cup match between Borussia Monchengladbach II and Athletic Club U21 at Adams Park on...

Newcastle United are the latest Premier League team to be credited with interest in Athletic Bilbao forward Gorka Guruzeta, after Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea and Arsenal.

The Sun reports the latter trio to watch Guruzeta in action against Manchester United at Leigh Sports Village on Wednesday.

Rafa Benitez manager of Newcastle United gives a thumbs up as he celebrates victory and promotion after the Sky Bet Championship match between Newcastle United and Preston North End at St...

However, it adds that Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez is another admirer of the 21-year-old and could join the race to sign him.

Guruzeta moved to Athletic from lower league Basconia in 2016 and has scored 13 goals in 51 games for the Liga side's B team.

Gorka Guruzeta of Athletic Club Bilbao celebrates scoring during the Premier League International Cup match between Borussia Monchengladbach II and Athletic Club U21 at Adams Park on...

However, the six-foot-two striker - who can also operate out wide - could be available at a fraction of his market value when his contract expires next summer.

With Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea also linked, Newcastle perhaps face a difficult ask to convince Guruzeta his future lies at St James' Park.

However, the presence of fellow Spaniards Joselu, Javi Manquillo, Ayoze Perez and Benitez - as well as fellow Basque Mikel Merino - will not harm the Magpies' cause.

Can Newcastle see off Tottenham / Arsenal / Chelsea interest and land Guruzeta?

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