Newcastle United fans appear to believe that the striker they have made a club record bid for is Atletico Madrid’s Kevin Gameiro.
Newcastle have been chasing a forward for some time, with Rafael Benitez eager to improve his forward options.
And Newcastle fans have a feeling that the man Benitez has identified as his first choice addition is Gameiro.
Club record striker is probably Kevin Gameiro if I had to guess.— Ammar Hussain (@ammar_hussain89) January 22, 2018
IF it's true I reckon Gameiro— colin oliver (@100Magpie) January 22, 2018
Gemeiro might be the permanent record breaking signing perhaps.— Simon (@LittleHenryD) January 22, 2018
Just hope it’s a Kevin Gameiro and not Troy Deeney (if it’s true) https://t.co/89jxutQbHn— Josh (@joshgoodfelloww) January 22, 2018
Seeing the Gameiro links to @NUFC, would honestly be so so happy if we somehow manage to work a deal for him!— Adam (@Thisisadam__) January 22, 2018
Rumours flying round that Kevin Gameiro could be the striker we have bid for. #NUFC— CompleteNUFC (@CompleteNUFC) January 22, 2018
Gameiro is the striker apparently— Dan Bell (@DanielB00955238) January 22, 2018
Gameiro has struggled for game time at Atleti this season, and the arrival of Diego Costa could force him out.
The French forward has scored six goals in 18 appearances, and he has previously netted fairly prolifically in Spain and France.
Gameiro has scored 76 goals in 209 La Liga appearances over the course of his career, and has previously proven his quality at the highest level.
If Newcastle were to sign Gameiro, he would be in competition with Dwight Gayle and Joselu for a starting place.