Report: Newcastle United to open talks with Yannick Toure

A general view during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Crystal Palace at St. James Park on October 21, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

Newcastle United and Arsenal have been linked with Yannick Toure of Young Boys in the January transfer window.

A general view inside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Watford at St. James Park on November 25, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

Newcastle United are interested in signing Yannick Toure from Young Boys in the January transfer window, according to The Daily Mail.

It has been reported that Newcastle are set to open talks with Young Boys in the next 24 hours regarding signing the 17-year-old striker.

Arsenal, Juventus and Salzburg are also claimed to be interested in the talented and promising teenage striker.

General view inside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Watford at St. James Park on November 25, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

“Toure would be available for a compensation fee set by FIFA as he is yet to sign a new contract with Young Boys,” adds the report in The Daily Mail.

Toure is a very promising young player and can be a very good signing for Newcastle in the long run.

However, questions must be asked if the 17-year-old is really what the Magpies need at this moment in time.

General view inside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Watford at St. James Park on November 25, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

Rafael Benitez’s side need to sign proven and experienced players who can help the team in avoiding relegation to the Championship at the end of the season.

Although Toure would be a good signing in the long run, fans will want to see Newcastle bring in players who can make instant impact.

Newcastle need to sign a proven goalscorer in the January transfer window who can score 10 to 15 goals in the Premier League during the second season of the campaign.

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