Report: Newcastle United interested in Parma striker Roberto Inglese

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez applauds the fans after the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Chelsea at St. James Park on May 13, 2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

Roberto Inglese has scored eight Serie A goals on loan at Parma from Napoli and could be rewarded with a move to the Premier League with Newcastle United.

Roberto Inglese of Parma Calcio looks on during the Serie A match between Parma Calcio and Genoa CFC at Stadio Ennio Tardini on March 10, 2019 in Parma, Italy.

Newcastle United are interested in signing Parma forward Roberto Inglese in the summer transfer window, according to the Chronicle.

The Magpies appear to be preparing to make a number of new additions in the off-season, having shattered their transfer record to sign Paraguayan international Miguel Almiron from Atlanta United in January.

 

Almiron has made a huge impact at Newcastle, helping drag Rafa Benitez’s side into mid-table, and it has been claimed that he could be joined on Tyneside by the 27-year-old Inglese.

Inglese joined Napoli for £9 million in the summer of 2017, as reported by CalcioNapoli 24, but he has failed to make a single appearance for the club under either Maurizio Sarri or Carlo Ancelotti.

Roberto Inglese of Parma Calcio celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Serie A match between Udinese and Parma Calcio at Stadio Friuli on January 19, 2019 in Udine, Italy.

The centre-forward spent last season on loan at Chievo Verona, scoring an impressive 12 Serie A goals, and he has impressed since arriving at newly promoted Parma last year. In 23 matches, Inglese has hit the back of the net eight times for the Gialloblu.

Inglese could be seen as a cheaper alternative to Joelinton, the highly-rated Hoffenheim striker who is valued at £40 million, according to the Sun.

Hoffenheim's Brazilian forward Joelinton (L) and Hoffenheim's English forward Reiss Nelson (R) celebrate scoring their team's second goal during the German first division Bundesliga...

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