According to Bild, Newcastle United are interested in snapping up Wolfsburg striker Wout Weghorst – but face major competition from Arsenal.
It’s claimed that Wolfsburg would be willing to sell Weghorst this summer, but only for a fee of around €35million (£32million) – around three times what they paid for him two years ago.
The 27-year-old has excelled since joining Wolfsburg from AZ Alkmaar. He has smashed 20 goals and five assists this season, whilst he racked up 18 goals and seven assists last term.
Newcastle are claimed to have a ‘great interest’ in signing Weghorst, in a deal which would most likely be planned for a post-takeover landscape.
Arsenal are also looking for strikers, given that both Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette are out of contract in 2021.
A giant target man at 6ft 6in tall, Weghorst possesses devastating aerial ability, and that style could lend itself well to Premier League action.
It’s still hard to imagine him at Arsenal though. The Gunners haven’t had a true target man figure since Olivier Giroud’s exit, and it would be a shock to see Mikel Arteta go down that route.
Weghorst turns 28 this summer, and it may be a case of now or never for the Dutch international if he’s going to make a big move to England.
With Newcastle needing a goalscorer and Arsenal struggling for cash, we make the Magpies favourites for this deal – especially if their takeover does finally go through.