Newcastle United could reunite siblings with a £15 million transfer as manager Eddie Howe seeks a new striker.
Despite signing Chris Wood from Burnley on Thursday, Newcastle are looking for a new striker.
Newcastle United could reunite two siblings with a £15 million transfer deal, according to reports, as manager Eddie Howe looks for a new striker.
Chris Wood was signed by the Magpies on Thursday after the New Zealander’s £20 million release clause was activated.
Wood has scored just three goals for the Clarets this season, despite being a regular goalscorer in the Premier League.
As a result, there’s concern that he won’t be able to fully replace Callum Wilson, who has been one of the Magpies’ few bright spots this season.
However, after limping off during the 2-2 draw with Manchester United, the Englishman has been ruled out for up to eight weeks.
Howe has the support of Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, which helped him bring in Wood with some of that money.
Wood is more of a target man than a goalscorer, which is why he will hope that the now-former Burnley star can fill some of Wilson’s shoes.
As a result, Howe has added another striker to his wish list for the final weeks of the window.
The Magpies’ manager is looking to make changes to his underperforming squad, which currently sits in second place in the Premier League.
Two siblings may now reunite at St James’ Park to aid Newcastle’s survival bid.
The Magpies are reportedly one of three Premier League clubs interested in signing Stephy Mavididi, according to the Daily Mail.
This season, the former Arsenal youngster has starred for Montpellier, scoring six goals and assisting on eight occasions in Ligue 1.
Mavididi, who can play on the wing or as the attack’s spearhead, would provide a much-needed boost to Newcastle’s attack.
Brighton and Crystal Palace are also interested in signing the 23-year-old.
Montpellier is asking £15 million for the attacker, a sum that Newcastle can easily afford.
In addition to their advantage over the Seagulls and Palace, the Magpies have another advantage that can aid them in the race.
The fact that Mavididi’s younger brother is already a member of the club ‘could improve their chances,’ according to the Mail.
The younger Mavididi brother joined St James’ Park on a free transfer from Arsenal last summer, but has only played for the under-18s so far.
Nonetheless, his presence.
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