Report: Newcastle and West Ham want £6m MLS star Jefferson Savarino

West ham United Manager Manuel Pellegrini (R) shrugs his shoulders at Newcastle United Manager Rafael Benitez (L) during the Premier League Match between Newcastle Unite and West Ham...

Is Jefferson Savarino going to follow in Miguel Almiron's footsteps by joining Newcastle? Premier League rivals West Ham United are also linked.

Jefferson Savarino of Venezuela kicks the ball in the air during the Copa America Brazil 2019 Group A match between Venezuela and Peru at Arena do Gremio stadium on June 15, 2019, in Porto...

Newcastle United and West Ham are looking across the Atlantic for their next signing with Real Salt Lake winger Jefferson Savarino in their sights, according to Sky Sports.

The Magpies raided the MLS as recently as January when they brought in Atlanta United talisman Miguel Almiron on a club record deal. And, perhaps inspired by the impact the pacey Paraguayan has made on Tyneside, Newcastle are apparently interested in another of the most exciting forwards in American football.

 

22-year-old Savarino, a Venezuelan team-mate of Salamon Rondon, has caught the eye of Newcastle and West Ham after scoring three times in 13 games during the current MLS season.

Sky claim that the winger, who is famed for his dribbling skills and long-range shooting, is valued at a bargain £6 million. The report adds that Newcastle and West Ham will run the rule over Savarino during Venezuela’s Copa America clash against Brazil on Wednesday too.

Jefferson Savarino #7 of Real Salt Lake celebrates after scoring against the Colorado Rapids at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on August 25, 2018 in Commerce City, Colorado.

A forward with lightning pace and an eye for goal, Savarino could form a formidable partnership with Almiron at Newcastle as Benitez, should he stay, looks to transform a previously toothless team into one of the Premier League’s more watchable sides.

Likewise at West Ham, the prospect of Savarino flying down the flanks in tandem with Felipe Anderson should get fans drooling.

Real Salt Lake forward Jefferson Savarino (7) during the Major League Soccer game between Real Salt Lake and the New York Red Bulls on June 1, 2019 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ

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