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.
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.
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