Report: Newcastle interested as Sporting Lisbon plan Bas Dost sale

A Newcastle fans shows his frustration during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and AFC Bournemouth at St. James Park on November 4, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

Could Bas Dost finally be on his way to the Premier League and Newcastle United, four years after that £9million move fell through?

Sporting CP forward Bas Dost from Holland celebrates scoring Sporting goal during the Five Violins Trophy match between Sporting CP and AC Fiorentina at Estadio Jose Alvalade on July 29,...

Bas Dost has made a dramatic return to the gossip columns this week.

According to O Jogo, Newcastle United are once again interested in the prolific Dutch centre-forward as his time at Sporting Lisbon seemingly comes to an end.

Dost has scored goals for fun in Portugal since moving to the Estadio Jose Alvalade in the summer of 2016, netting 93 times in 123 games including 23 in all competitions last season.

 

But with the striker earning a huge wage at a club who are looking to cut back on their spending, O Jogo claims that Dost is on the market for £10 million. And there are two clubs interested – Sevilla and Newcastle.

Now, Newcastle fans will be familiar with the former Wolfsburg and Heerenveen man. Back in 2015, the Mirror claimed that he wanted to join the club with the Magpies on the verge of a £9 million deal.

Bas Dost of Sporting CP reacts during the UEFA Europa League quarter final leg one match between Club Atletico Madrid and Sporting CP at Wanda Metropolitano stadium on April 5, 2018 in...

No move materialised but, four years on, this could be the perfect time for Dost to make his long-awaited switch to St James’ Park.

After all, Newcastle have lost Salomon Rondon, who returned to West Brom at the end of his loan spell. That has opened the door for a new centre-forward and Dost could match Rondon’s poacher’s instinct and presence in the final third.

And he would be cheaper, too, at a bargain £10 million.

Bruno Viana of SC Braga with Bas Dost of Sporting CP in action during the Liga NOS match between Sporting CP and SC Braga at Estadio Jose Alvalade on February 17, 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal.

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